|Scientific Name:||Nesciothemis nigeriensis|
|Species Authority:||Gambles, 1966|
Limnetothemis erythra Pinhey, 1966
Nesciothemis bicolor Gambles, unpublished
|Taxonomic Notes:||L. erythra is synonymous (Parr 1974).|
|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)|
This is a widespread species with no known major widespread threats that is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category. It is therefore assessed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||This species is known from scattered records from Central African Republic, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
In central Africa, it is known from Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, northern Cameroon likely.
In western Africa, the species is known from Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
Native:Central African Republic; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Nigeria; Sierra Leone
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|Population:||No information available.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Lakes with emergent grasses, especially Echinochloa pyramidalis, in savannah and woodland (Parr 1972, 1974a, 1974b, 1977).|
|Major Threat(s):||No information available.|
|Conservation Actions:||Probably benefits from the creation of artificial lakes in the savannah zone (Parr 1974). Research into population numbers and range would be valuable.|
|Citation:||Clausnitzer, V. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B. 2010. Nesciothemis nigeriensis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 08 December 2013.|
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