Diplacodes luminans


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Diplacodes luminans
Species Authority: (Karsch, 1893)
Common Name(s):
English Luminous Percher, Barbet Percher, Barbet
Philonomon luminans (Karsch, 1893)
Taxonomic Notes: Change of genus: Philonomon luminans is junior synonym to Diplacodes luminans (Dijkstra, 2006).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-05-01
Assessor(s): Clausnitzer, V., Suhling, F. & 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 and that is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category. It is assessed as Least Concern.
2006 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is widespread in tropical sub-Saharan Africa to northern South Africa except rainforest areas.

In central Africa, it is found in Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Zambia.

In northeastern Africa, it has been recorded from Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia. Occurrence in Uganda, Sudan, Djibouti and Eritrea is assumed.

This species is widespread in the southern Africa region, although it does not occur at the Cape.
Angola (Angola); Benin; Botswana; Chad; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Equatorial Guinea; Ethiopia; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Kenya; Liberia; Malawi; Mozambique; Namibia; Nigeria; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Africa; Tanzania, United Republic of; Togo; Zambia; Zimbabwe
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Population [top]

Population: Population size is unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Swampy and often seasonal habitats in savanna and bush.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No information available.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Clausnitzer, V., Suhling, F. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B. 2010. Diplacodes luminans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 04 September 2015.
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