Ictinogomphus rapax 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Gomphidae

Scientific Name: Ictinogomphus rapax (Rambur, 1842)
Ictinus mordax Selys, 1857
Ictinus praecox Selys, 1854
Ictinus vorax Rambur, 1842

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-12-02
Assessor(s): Mitra, A.
Reviewer(s): Brooks, E., Clausnitzer, V., Kakkasery, F., Nguyen, T.H.T., Babu, R., Mondal, S. & Dow, R.A.
Ictinogomphus rapax is widely distributed in the Indo-Malayan region and is quite common along its entire range. No major threats have been described across the range, and it is assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Ictinogomphus rapax has a wide range of distribution across the Indo-Malayan region, occurring in Sri Lanka (Fraser 1934), and wide-ranging across the whole of India (Prasad and Varshney 1995), Nepal (St. Quentin 1970, Vick 1985, Kemp and Butler 2001), Bangladesh (Chowdhury and Akhteruzzaman 1981, Chowdhury and Mohiuddin 1994), Myanmar (Lieftinck 1971, Mitra 2002), becoming scarcer in Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia (from where there is a sight record that might actually refer to I. decoratus or I. pertinax).
Countries occurrence:
Bangladesh; India (Andaman Is., Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Darjiling, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu-Kashmir, Jharkand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Orissa, Pondicherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal); Malaysia; Myanmar; Nepal; Sri Lanka; Thailand; Viet Nam
Additional data:
Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO):Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in area of occupancy (AOO):UnknownEstimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2:
Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO):UnknownExtreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO):Unknown
Continuing decline in number of locations:Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in the number of locations:Unknown
Upper elevation limit (metres):1700
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Population [top]

Population:Although it is common across much of its range, no exact population data is available.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Continuing decline of mature individuals:Unknown
Extreme fluctuations:UnknownPopulation severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It breeds in perennial ponds (Kumar 1985), reservoirs (Mitra 2000) and in rivers (pers. obs.).
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Unknown

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species does not have threats across its whole range, but deforestation is common across the region in hill areas.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation actions are needed for this species.

Citation: Mitra, A. 2010. Ictinogomphus rapax. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T167365A6334728. . Downloaded on 20 June 2018.
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