Africallagma subtile


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Africallagma subtile
Species Authority: (Ris, 1921)
Common Name(s):
English Pale Bluet
Enallagma subtile Ris, 1921

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)
The species has been 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.
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 Zimbabwe and Zambia to Ethiopia, west to Senegal and east to Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

In eastern Africa, it is known to be widespread and common in Kenya, Tanzania, Ugandaand Malawi. Occurrence in Burundi is assumed.

In northeastern Africa, it is recorded from Ethiopia and Kenya, occurrence in Sudan is assumed.

In southern Africa, this species occurs in the northern tropical parts of the region. It has not yet been recorded from Angola, but is very likely to be there since the Namibian records are from the Angolan border.

In western Africa, it is known from West to Senegal.
Benin; Botswana; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Ethiopia; Guinea; Kenya; Malawi; Mozambique; Namibia; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe
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Population [top]

Population: Population size is unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Streams, pools, swampy rivers, but absent from dense rainforest areas such as the Congo Basin.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threats to the species are habitat loss due to agriculture, dam construction, 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. Africallagma subtile. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.
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