Africallagma sinuatum 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Coenagrionidae

Scientific Name: Africallagma sinuatum (Ris, 1921)
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Peak Bluet, Sprite Bluet
Enallagma sinuatum Ris, 1921
Taxonomic Notes: A. malawi specimen, described as Africallagma sinuatum f. fugax (Pinhey, 1962), differs significantly from A. sinuatum (Ris, 1921) and is expected to become a good species (May and Dijkstra in prep.).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2015-04-08
Assessor(s): Clausnitzer, V. & Suhling, F.
Reviewer(s): Kipping, J., Samways, M.J., Simaika, J. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B.
This is a widespread species with no known major widespread threats and that is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category. Globally, therefore, it is assessed as Least Concern.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The species has been recorded from South Africa to Tanzania and south Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Countries occurrence:
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Ethiopia; Malawi; Mozambique; South Africa; Tanzania, United Republic of; Zambia; Zimbabwe
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Swampy streams, rivers, pools. A highland/upland species.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats to this species are habitat loss due to agriculture, groundwater 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. & Suhling, F. 2017. Africallagma sinuatum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T59797A75318735. . Downloaded on 24 May 2018.
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