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Crenigomphus denticulatus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ODONATA GOMPHIDAE

Scientific Name: Crenigomphus denticulatus
Species Authority: Selys, 1892

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2006-02-28
Assessor(s): Clausnitzer, V.
Reviewer(s): Dijkstra, K.D. & Suhling, F. (SSC Odonata Specialist Group) & Allen, D. (IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit)
Justification:
There are very few, mostly old, records, which are all listed in Pinhey, 1982. During a recent survey in Ethiopia by Clausnitzer and Dijkstra, this species was not found. But all of the geographically more precise records are from north and east Ethiopia, an area not visited during this survey. Thus this species is assumed to be restricted in its area of occurrence. The water quality of rivers, streams and lakes north and east of Addis Ababa is known to be very bad. Thus the species is listed as Vulnerable despite the poor information available. More information may even show that this species qualifies for a higher threat category.
History:
2006 Vulnerable (IUCN 2006)
2006 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is only present in the highlands of north-east Ethiopia.
Countries:
Native:
Ethiopia
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Not currently known.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Declining water quality and habitat degradation are threats to the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known. Research required into the population numbers and range of this species, and habitat maintenance/conservation is also needed.

Citation: Clausnitzer, V. 2010. Crenigomphus denticulatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 October 2014.
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