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Pseudagrion guichardi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ODONATA COENAGRIONIDAE

Scientific Name: Pseudagrion guichardi
Species Authority: Kimmins, 1958
Taxonomic Notes: This species was introduced as "Gomphus ruppeli" (after Eduard Rüppell) by Selys-Longchamps (1858). The name has been spelt in several ways since, mainly to correct for the vowel mutation and the missing consonant.

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:
This species is known from eight localities across the southern highlands, from former Kaffa province to the Bale Mountains, ranging between 1,700 and 2,600 m asl (Consiglio 1978, Clausnitzer and Dijkstra 2005). The habitats are clear rocky streams in forest with some open stretches. Such habitats have experienced serious losses during the past decades. It is assumed, that the species once was widespread in the region, while it is now restricted to the remaining forest streams. As the forest destruction continues due to a growing human population pressure, this species is likely to qualify for a higher ranking soon. It is listed as Vulnerable.
History:
2006 Vulnerable (IUCN 2006)
2006 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species has been recorded from Ethiopia, southern highlands, from former Kaffa province to the Bale Mountains, ranging between 1,700 and 2,600 m asl.
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: Forested, rocky streams with some open stretches.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Forest destruction is a threat to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Forest conservation, reforestation with indigenous trees, and watershed protection is needed, as well as research into the species population numbers and range.

Citation: Clausnitzer, V. 2010. Pseudagrion guichardi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 October 2014.
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