Coenagriocnemis insularis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Coenagrionidae

Scientific Name: Coenagriocnemis insularis (Selys, 1872)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(i,ii,iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2016-09-08
Assessor(s): Schütte, K.
Reviewer(s): Solofoniaina, A & Dijkstra, K.-D.B.
Coenagriocnemis insularis is endemic to Mauritius, the genus is endemic to the Mascarenes. The species is found at two locations on Mauritius (2040 km²). Its extent of occurrence (EOO), area of occupancy (AOO), and the extent and quality of suitable habitat is continuously declining. Therefore the species is assessed as Endangered.
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The species is endemic to Mauritius where its found at two localities: in montane forests in the south-east of Mauritis and in the northern part of the island (A. Martens, unpubl.). Old locality records (e.g., Pinhey 1962) could not be confirmed any more – the populations in the highlands between Moka and Curepipe now seem to be extinct (A. Martens, unpubl.).
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Population [top]

Population:Current population size is unknown, however the species is probably declining due to habitat degradation and loss.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The species is found in Tropical Moist Lowland along freshwater rivers and streams.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species is threatened by water pollution and habitat loss and degradation due to logging and agriculture activities.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are not known conservation measures in place for this species.

Citation: Schütte, K. 2017. Coenagriocnemis insularis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T59701A88074774. . Downloaded on 18 June 2018.
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