Diceratobasis macrogaster


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Diceratobasis macrogaster
Species Authority: (Selys in Sagra, 1857)
Common Name(s):
English Jamaican Bromeliad Damsel

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): von Ellenrieder, N. & Paulson, D.
Reviewer(s): Clausnitzer, V. & Suhling, F. (Odonata Red List Authority)
Endemic to Jamaica but widespread and locally common (Westfall 1976). The two species of this genus are restricted in distribution and specialized to breed in bromeliads. Studies are needed to confirm range of distribution, establish population trends and possible threats to this species. All single-island endemics in West Indies are likely to be at risk.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Jamaica.
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Areas with bromeliads. Larvae breed in water of bromeliad leaf axils and tolerate a wide range of physico-chemical conditions (Laessle 1961). Commonest in moist upland areas (Westfall and May 1996).
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Studies needed to confirm range of distribution, establish population trends and possible threats to the species.

Citation: von Ellenrieder, N. & Paulson, D. 2006. Diceratobasis macrogaster. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.
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