Azuragrion nigridorsum 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Coenagrionidae

Scientific Name: Azuragrion nigridorsum
Species Authority: (Selys, 1876)
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Sailing Azuret
Enallagma nigridorsum Selys, 1876
Taxonomic Notes: Potentially requires further investigation as there are discontinuities in habitat and behaviour across its range.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2009-05-03
Assessor(s): Clausnitzer, V., Suhling, F. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B.
Reviewer(s): Samways, M.J., Samraoui, B., Boudot, J.-P., Kipping, J., Allen, D. & García, N.
Contributor(s): Boudot, J.-P., Schneider, W. & Samraoui, B.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Alomari, K.
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2006 Least Concern (LC)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Azuragrion nigridorsum ranges from South Africa to Ethiopia and the south of the Arabian Peninsula, including Socotra. Westernmost records (Niger, Mali, Guinea-Bissau, Cameroon) are most likely misidentification and should pertain to A. vansomereni (Bissau record is illustrated and clearly belong to that species).
Countries occurrence:
Angola (Angola, Angola); Botswana; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Ethiopia; Kenya; Madagascar; Mozambique; Namibia (Namibia (main part)); Oman; South Africa (Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo Province, Mpumalanga, Western Cape); South Sudan; Swaziland; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda; Yemen (North Yemen, Socotra); Zambia; Zimbabwe
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Population [top]

Population: Population size is unknown.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Continuing decline of mature individuals: No
Extreme fluctuations: No Population severely fragmented: No
Continuing decline in subpopulations: No
Extreme fluctuations in subpopulations: No All individuals in one subpopulation: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species reproduce in swamps, pools and rivers in arid country.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater
Movement patterns: Not a Migrant

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threats to the species are drainage and destruction of swampy habitats due to agriculture.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Clausnitzer, V., Suhling, F. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B. 2013. Azuragrion nigridorsum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T59819A17526577. . Downloaded on 31 May 2016.
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