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Aciagrion hamoni

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ODONATA COENAGRIONIDAE

Scientific Name: Aciagrion hamoni
Species Authority: Fraser, 1955
Taxonomic Notes: The species has been described from a female holotype from western Cote d'Ivoire and its association with a male from north-east Congo-Kinshasa is dubious. Western African records of this and the similar A. gracile must be reviewed as they may pertain to the same species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-05-01
Assessor(s): Clausnitzer, V., Suhling, F. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B.
Reviewer(s): Dijkstra, K.-D.B., Clausnitzer, V., Suhling, F., Samways, M., Samraoui, B., Boudot, J.P., Kipping, J. (Odonata Red List Authority) & Allen, D. (IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit)
Justification:
It is assessed as Least Concern in all regions in view of its wide distribution, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
History:
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern (IUCN 2009.2)
2006 Least Concern (IUCN 2006)
2006 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species has been recorded from Recorded from western Africa (Benin and Cote d'Ivoire) and Uganda. Record from Ghana likely. Records for Congo and Democratic Republic of Congo need confirmation.

In central Africa, it is described from a female holotype from western Cote d'Ivoire and its association with a male from north-east Congo-Kinshasa is dubious.

In eastern Africa, it has been recorded in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi and Burundi: Mabira Forest and Lake Nabugabo (both Uganda).

In western Africa, the species is known from Cote d'Ivoire, Benin and Ghana. However, western African records of this and the similar A. gracile must be reviewed as they may pertain to the same species.
Countries:
Native:
Benin; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Uganda
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Population [top]

Population: Population size is unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Swamps.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats identified are agriculture, wood extraction, groundwater abstraction and destruction of swampy habitats, and water pollution.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation measures known but information on taxonomy, population ecology, habitat status and population trends would be valuable.

Citation: Clausnitzer, V., Suhling, F. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B. 2010. Aciagrion hamoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 November 2014.
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