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Africallagma pseudelongatum

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ODONATA COENAGRIONIDAE

Scientific Name: Africallagma pseudelongatum
Species Authority: (Longfield, 1936)
Common Name(s):
English Peak Bluet, Sprite Bluet
Synonym(s):
Enallagma pseudelongatum Longfield, 1936

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-05-01
Assessor(s): Clausnitzer, V.
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:
This is a widespread species with no known major widespread threats known, and therefore assessed as Least Concern. It is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category. It is therefore assessed as Least Concern.

Africallagma pseudelongatum has not been recorded from the area, but occurrence on the northern slopes of Mt. Kenya and the Aberdares is likely. Currently assessed as Not Applicable for the northeastern Africa assessment.

It is assessed as Least Concern for eastern and central Africa.
History:
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern (IUCN 2009.2)
2006 Least Concern (IUCN 2006)
2006 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Africallagma pseudelongatum is a common and widespread in the highlands of Kenya and Uganda. Its occurrence in Burundi and Rwanda is assumed. Records in Tanzania need confirmation due to erroneously treating A. pseudelongatum as a synonym of A. elongatum for a long time.

The species has not been recorded from central and north-eastern Africa yet, but it is likely to occur in the eastern highlands of Democratic Republic of Congo and the northern slopes of Mount Kenya and the Aberdares in Kenya.
Countries:
Native:
Kenya; Uganda
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Population [top]

Population: Population size is unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Swampy areas, often in forest and highlands.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threats to the species are habitat loss due to agriculture, wood extraction, 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. 2010. Africallagma pseudelongatum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 December 2014.
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