Elattoneura pasquinii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Platycnemididae

Scientific Name: Elattoneura pasquinii Consiglio, 1978

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2006-02-28
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Clausnitzer, V.
Reviewer(s): Dijkstra, K.D. & Suhling, F. (SSC Odonata Specialist Group) & Allen, D. (IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit)
Elattoneura pasquinii qualifies for the category Vulnerable B1ab(iii) as it is only present in only three sites confined to the southwestern highlands of Ethiopia and the available habitat is known to be declining in quality.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The species is endemic to the southwestern highlands of Ethiopia, between 1,630 and 1,650 m asl. It is only known from three sites. It was previously only known from three specimens collected at the “cascate del Piccolo Ghibiè [waterfall of the small Gibe]” east of Jima. It was recently found by Clausnitzer and Dijkstra (2005) in the Baro River (a broad, shallow and clear river with a rocky bottom, some grassy and reedy borders and dense gallery forest) and at a small muddy river in open farmland near Bulbul.
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):1630
Upper elevation limit (metres):1650
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Population [top]

Population:Current population size is unknown.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Streams and rivers with grassy banks. Elattoneura pasquinii does not appear to have a narrow ecological niche: it seems to avoid rocky streams, and may require some grassy banks, but does not need forest cover. The altitude of all three sites lies between 1,630 and 1,650 m asl.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Water pollution, degradation of rivers and streams are threats to the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation of the watershed is needed.

Citation: Clausnitzer, V. 2010. Elattoneura pasquinii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T59715A11993042. . Downloaded on 26 May 2018.
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