|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.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|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. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T169243A6596888.Downloaded on 24 May 2017.|
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