Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Coenagrionidae

Scientific Name: Agriocnemis victoria
Species Authority: Fraser, 1928
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Lesser Pincer-tailed Wisp
Taxonomic Notes: Often confused with A. forcipata.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-05-01
Assessor(s): Suhling, F., Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & 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)
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. It is assessed as Least Concern.

The record listed by Tsuda for Sudan needs confirmation and the species is listed Not Applicable in northeastern Africa for the time being.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2006 Least Concern (LC)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species has been recorded from Uganda to Botswana and west Africa.

In central Africa, it is know from Uganda to Botswana and Senegal.

In eastern Africa, it has been reported from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda (various records from swampy habitats), Malawi and Burundi.

The record by Tsuda for Sudan (northeastern Africa) needs confirmation.

In southern Africa, this species is known from northern Botswana though the Caprivi to eastern Angola and northern Zambia.

In western Africa, it is present from Cameroon to Senegal.
Countries occurrence:
Angola (Angola); Botswana; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Gambia; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Namibia; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; South Sudan; Uganda; Zambia
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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: Swamps.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species is threatened by drainage and destruction of swampy habitats due to agriculture and infrastructure development. Water pollution is also a threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Suhling, F., Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & Clausnitzer, V. 2010. Agriocnemis victoria. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T59807A12033109. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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