Stylurus townesi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Stylurus townesi
Species Authority: Gloyd, 1936
Common Name(s):
English Towne's Clubtail

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2007
Date Assessed: 2007-03-01
Assessor(s): Abbott, J.C.
Reviewer(s): Donnelly, N., Suhling, F. & Clausnitzer, V. (Odontata Red List Authority)
Known from 11 sites in six southeastern states. Probably thousands in each stream, but known from probably less than 200 miles of stream. Evidently needs very high water quality. Apparently susceptible to alterations in stream flow and water quality. The known sites are subject to continuing habitat degradation. Estimated extent of occupancy is less than 5,000 km² and area of occupancy less than 500 km².
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to the United States. Verified from eight counties in six states.
United States (Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee)
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Population [top]

Population: Current population size is unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Streams and clean, sand-bottomed forest streams and rivers (Dunkle 2000).
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Citation: Abbott, J.C. 2007. Stylurus townesi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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