Rhipidolestes asatoi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Megapodagrionidae

Scientific Name: Rhipidolestes asatoi Asahina, 1994

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2007-03-01
Assessor(s): Karube, H.
Reviewer(s): Clausnitzer, V. & Kalkman, V. (Odonata Red List Authority)
The species has a limited distribution but there are no indications that it has declined.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic for Japan and found on the Koshiki-islands of Kamikoshiki and Simokoshiki (Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyushu).
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Population [top]

Population:Recent studies show it is common on the islands and the populations are strong.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The species is found in upper to median parts of streams: usually larvae is found in seepage areas.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The habitat of this species is likely to be affected in the future by water pollution from agricultural, domestic and commercial development.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Policy actions are in place, although the detail of these policies are not known. Research into its life history, population status and trend is needed.

Citation: Karube, H. 2009. Rhipidolestes asatoi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T168366A6483766. . Downloaded on 25 May 2018.
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