Map_thumbnail_large_font

Ceriagrion mourae

Status_ne_offStatus_dd_offStatus_lc_onStatus_nt_offStatus_vu_offStatus_en_offStatus_cr_offStatus_ew_offStatus_ex_off

Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ODONATA COENAGRIONIDAE

Scientific Name: Ceriagrion mourae
Species Authority: Pinhey, 1969
Taxonomic Notes: Suspected synonimized with C. suave (Dijkstra).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-05-01
Assessor(s): Suhling, F. & Clausnitzer, V.
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:
This is a widespread species with no known major widespread threats that is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category. It is therefore assessed as Least Concern. It was previously assessed as Data Deficient due to lack of information.

In eastern and southern Africa, the species is listed as Data Deficient in view of it paucity of records (one specimen each from two localities 1,500 km apart). Ceriagrion mourae Pinhey, 1969 was described from Mamunge, Mozambique and not recorded since. It was only found recently in the Rufiji Delta, east Tanzania more than 1,500 km north of the type locality (leg. Viola Clausnitzer, 6-11 May 2001). Despite the paucity of records, the species is only listed as Data Deficient, since a much wider distribution at least between these two localities is assumed. The habitat were seasonal pools in Miombo Woodland, an area, which is in large areas difficult to access and not within the survey spectrum for aquatic insects.
History:
2006 Data Deficient (IUCN 2006)
2006 Data Deficient
1996 Data Deficient
1996 Data Deficient (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
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: The species has been recorded from Tanzania (Kichi Hills south of the Rufiji Delta) and Mozambique (the type locality). It occurs within Miombo woodlands from Mozambique northwards, and is likely to be widespread in suitable habitat within the Miombo forest areas.

In eastern Africa, it has been recorded from the Kichi Hills south of the Rufiji Delta (Tanzania).

In southern Africa, this species is known only from one site in Mozambique (the type locality).
Countries:
Native:
Mozambique; Tanzania, United Republic of
Range Map: Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Seasonal pools in coastal Miombo forest.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No information available.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation measures known but information on taxonomy, population ecology, habitat status and population trends would be valuable.

Citation: Suhling, F. & Clausnitzer, V. 2010. Ceriagrion mourae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 November 2014.
Disclaimer: To make use of this information, please check the <Terms of Use>.
Feedback: If you see any errors or have any questions or suggestions on what is shown on this page, please provide us with feedback so that we can correct or extend the information provided