|Scientific Name:||Trithemis africana|
|Species Authority:||(Brauer, 1867)|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Records from east of the Dahomey Gap (Nigeria, etc.) are treated as T. tropicana.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Clausnitzer, V. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B.|
|Reviewer/s:||Dijkstra, K.-D.B., Clausnitzer, V., Suhling, F., Samways, M., Samraoui, B., Boudot, J.P., Kipping, J. (Odonata Red List Authority) & Allen, D. (IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit)|
The species might be endemic to Upper Guinea but is still widespread enough not to qualify for a red list category under Criteria B. More surveys are needed to check its eastwards range extension. Sufficient habitat appears to be present especially in Liberia, however deforestation is a threat to the species and the impacts need to be monitored. The current levels of deforestation appear to be at a level that would not infer a population decline that would meet Criteria A. It is currently assessed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||The species has been recorded from Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Cote d'Ivoire.
In central Africa, it is known from south west Cameroon (Barombi).
In western Africa, the species is known from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Cote d'Ivoire.
Native:Cameroon; Côte d'Ivoire; Liberia; Sierra Leone
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|Population:||No information available.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Rainforest streams and rivers.|
|Major Threat(s):||Forest destruction caused by agriculture and wood extraction are threats to the species.|
|Conservation Actions:||No conservation measures known but research into population numbers and range, biology and ecology, habitat status, threats, and trends/monitoring would be valuable.|
|Citation:||Clausnitzer, V. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B. 2010. Trithemis africana. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 March 2014.|
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