Azuragrion nigridorsum 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Coenagrionidae

Scientific Name: Azuragrion nigridorsum (Selys, 1876)
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Sailing Azuret
Enallagma nigridorsum Selys, 1876
Taxonomic Notes: This species 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: 2016
Date Assessed: 2015-04-08
Assessor(s): Clausnitzer, V., Suhling, F. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B.
Reviewer(s): Kipping, J., Samways, M.J. & Simaika, J.
Contributor(s): Boudot, J.-P., Schneider, W. & Samraoui, B.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Alomari, K.
This is a widespread species with no known major threats. It 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:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Azuragrion nigridorsum ranges from South Africa to Ethiopia and Oman and Yemen in the south of the Arabian Peninsula, including Socotra. It also occurs in Madagascar. The westernmost records of this species (Niger, Mali, Guinea-Bissau, Cameroon) are most likely misidentifications and should pertain to A. vansomereni (the Guinea-Bissau record is illustrated and clearly belong to that species).
Countries occurrence:
Angola; Botswana; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Ethiopia; Kenya; Madagascar; Malawi; Mozambique; Namibia; Oman; Rwanda; 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:The population size is unknown.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Continuing decline of mature individuals:No
Extreme fluctuations:NoPopulation severely fragmented:No
Continuing decline in subpopulations:No
Extreme fluctuations in subpopulations:NoAll individuals in one subpopulation:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species reproduces in swamps, pools and rivers in arid countries.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater
Movement patterns:Not a Migrant

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not utilised.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threats to this 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. 2016. Azuragrion nigridorsum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T59819A75347073. . Downloaded on 20 May 2018.
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