Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Libellulidae

Scientific Name: Diplacodes luminans
Species Authority: (Karsch, 1893)
Regional Assessments:
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2006 Least Concern (LC)

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.
Countries occurrence:
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.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

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 2010: e.T184261A8257444. . Downloaded on 13 October 2015.
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