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Stylurus spiniceps

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ODONATA GOMPHIDAE

Scientific Name: Stylurus spiniceps
Species Authority: (Walsh, 1862)
Common Name(s):
English Arrow Clubtail
French Gomphe Fléché
Synonym(s):
Macrogomphus spiniceps Walsh, 1862

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2007-03-01
Assessor(s): Paulson, D. R.
Reviewer(s): Clausnitzer, V. & Kalkman, V. (Odonata Red List Authority)
Justification:
S. spiniceps is a reasonably widespread and locally common species throughout its range, including occurring within protected areas, and there is no indication of any population decline.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in Canada and the United States of America.
Countries:
Native:
Canada (Ontario, Québec); United States (Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin)
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Population [top]

Population: S. spiniceps is locally common in many populations.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species frequents mud- and sand-bottomed rivers in forested regions; occasionally streams or lakes. Adults spend much time in forest canopy, so best surveyed by larvae and exuviae.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no threats presently affecting this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is present in numerous protected areas but entire watersheds are not protected; no further conservation measures are apparently required.

Citation: Paulson, D. R. 2009. Stylurus spiniceps. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 October 2014.
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