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Paragomphus zambeziensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ODONATA GOMPHIDAE

Scientific Name: Paragomphus zambeziensis
Species Authority: Pinhey, 1961

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2007-04-01
Assessor(s): Suhling, F.
Reviewer(s): Kipping, J., Simaika, J.P., Samways, M.J., Suhling, F. (Odonata Red List Authority) & Pollock, C.M. (IUCN Red List Unit)
Justification:
Paragomphus zambeziensis may occur all along the middle Zambezi River and also at some tributaries. However, today large parts of that river stretch are impounded by Lake Kariba, which may have affected the population size significantly. But, there is no recent survey from the middle Zambezi; more data are needed to be able to assess the true status of the species. It is listed as Data Deficient.
History:
2007 Data Deficient
2006 Data Deficient (IUCN 2006)
2006 Data Deficient

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from two localities from the middle Zambezi River, Zambia: Victoria Falls and Chirundu Bridge. The only known records are both old, with the species last being seen in 1962. At least one record is below Lake Kariba.
Countries:
Native:
Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: Current population size and trends are unknown.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Found in and around rivers.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No information available but the species may be threatened by the impoundment of large parts of the Zambezi River system (Lake Kariba).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available but research into population numbers and range, biology and ecology, habitat status, threats, conservation measures, and trends/monitoring of this species would be valuable

Citation: Suhling, F. 2010. Paragomphus zambeziensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 July 2014.
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