Ceriagrion corallinum


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Ceriagrion corallinum
Species Authority: Campion, 1914
Common Name(s):
English Green-fronted Waxtail

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)
This is a widespread species with no known major widespread threats that is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category. It is therefore assessed as Least Concern.
2006 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species has been recorded from Uganda, southern Sudan west to Guinea-Bissau and south to Namibia. Generally in forest areas.

In central Africa, it is known from Democratic Republic of Congo, northern Zambia, northern Angola, Gabon, Cameroon, Congo assumed.

In eastern Africa, it has been recorded in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi and Burundi: Nabamba Bay, Nabugabo Wetlands, Lake Bisina (Uganda) - occurrence assumed for most appropriate habitats in Uganda.

In southern Africa, this species occurs in the northern part of the region, mainly in the Zambezi River catchment (eastern Angola, northwestern Zambia, Caprivi) and Botswana.

In western Africa, the species was found west to Guinea-Bissau.
Angola (Angola); Benin; Botswana; Cameroon; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Gabon; Ghana; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Namibia (Caprivi Strip); Nigeria; Sierra Leone; South Sudan; Uganda; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: Population size is unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Swamps located in or near forest.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threats to the species are habitat loss due to agriculture, 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. Habitat/site based conservation is also required.

Citation: Clausnitzer, V., Suhling, F. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B. 2010. Ceriagrion corallinum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 29 August 2015.
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