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Cephalaeschna acutifrons

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ODONATA AESHNIDAE

Scientific Name: Cephalaeschna acutifrons
Species Authority: (Martin, 1909)
Taxonomic Notes:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2010-03-03
Assessor(s): Subramanian, K.
Reviewer(s): Mitra, A., Brooks, E., Babu, R., Mondal, S., Clausnitzer, V. & Dow, R.A.
Justification:
Cephalaeschna acutifrons is known to occur from a wide geographic area extending from Nepal, northeast India and Myanmar. However very little information is available on the habits, habitat, ecology; any threats it might face cannot be assessed without more information. Most records are old, and there is an urgent need for further data on this species, which should be considered as Data Deficient until such data is available.
History:
1996 Vulnerable
1994 Vulnerable (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Vulnerable (IUCN 1990)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is known to occur in Sikkim in India (e.g. Prasad & Varshney 1995), Nepal (e.g. Vick 1989) and Myanmar (Fraser 1936). Existing records from China (Needham 1930) appear to refer to other Cephalaeschna species, although it is likely to occur in Yunnan, as well as other north east Indian provinces and Bhutan.
Countries:
Native:
India (Sikkim); Myanmar (Myanmar (mainland)); Nepal
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Population [top]

Population: There are few records of this species, but this may be due to a lack of expert sampling across much of its known range, and the habits of the species rather than genuine rarity.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a montane species, but nothing else appears to have been recorded on its habitat requirements.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Without more information on the habitat requirements of this species it is not possible to do more than guess at any threats it might face.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Additional data on distribution, populations, habitat and threats is urgently needed for this species. The priority should be for fresh searches across its known and likely range. Once fresh data is obtained any conservation measures that might be needed can be planned.

Citation: Subramanian, K. 2010. Cephalaeschna acutifrons. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 September 2014.
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