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Aciagrion rarum

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ODONATA COENAGRIONIDAE

Scientific Name: Aciagrion rarum
Species Authority: (Longfield, 1947)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2006-02-28
Assessor(s): Clausnitzer, V. & Suhling, F.
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)
Justification:
The species is only known from the type locality (Lunda in eastern Angola) with certainty. The region where this species has been recorded is badly surveyed. Hence, no good data are available that allow a qualified assessment. However, the species may be rare and restricted to a limited region and type of habitat. It is assessed as Data Deficient.
History:
2006 Data Deficient
2006 Data Deficient (IUCN 2006)
1996 Data Deficient
1994 Indeterminate (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Indeterminate (IUCN 1990)
1988 Indeterminate (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988)
1986 Indeterminate (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1986)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Globally, the species is known from only the type locality in Lunda in eastern Angola (Congo River basin) and one other doubtful record at Mkushi River in central Zambia (Zambezi River Basin), close to the type locality.
Countries:
Native:
Angola (Angola, Angola); Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: Current population size is not known.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Swampy rivers (Pinhey 1984).
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Main threats to the species are not known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Further information on the species distribution, ecology, habitat requirements is required.

Citation: Clausnitzer, V. & Suhling, F. 2010. Aciagrion rarum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 September 2014.
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