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Mesocnemis tisi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ODONATA PLATYCNEMIDIDAE

Scientific Name: Mesocnemis tisi
Species Authority: Lempert, 1992
Common Name(s):
English Liberian Riverjack

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(ii,iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2006-07-05
Assessor(s): Dijkstra, K.-D.B.
Reviewer(s): Amakye, J.S., Ogbogu, S.S., Tchibozo, S. & Smith, K. (IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit)
Justification:
This species is short-listed by Dijkstra and Vick (2004) as western African odonate requiring special attention. It is known from one locality, the Sinoe River and a tributary, within a 5,000 km² area of forest habitat, which is expected to deteriorate in the future due to selective logging and clearing for agriculture. It is therefore listed as Endangered.
History:
2009 Endangered
2006 Endangered (IUCN 2009.2)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is only known from two sites near Juarzon in south eastern Liberia, the Sinoe River and a tributary (Lempert 1988, 1992).
Countries:
Native:
Liberia
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Rainforest rivers, preferring shaded sections unlike the sympatric M. singularis, which perches in the sun.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is a potential threat of logging for wood extraction and agriculture within the species range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available but research into population numbers and range, biology and ecology, habitat status, threats, and trends/monitoring of this species would be valuable.

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B. 2010. Mesocnemis tisi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 September 2014.
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