|Scientific Name:||Ceriagrion varians|
|Species Authority:||Fraser, 1941|
Aciagrion varians Martin, 1908
Ceriagrion platystigma Fraser, 1941
Ceriagrion sanguinostigma Fraser, 1955
|Taxonomic Notes:||C. platystigma is a synonym to C. varians (Dijkstra 2005).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|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 and that is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category. It is assessed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||The species has been recorded from Zambia and Angola (Congo Basin) to western Kenya and southern Nigeria.
In central Africa, it is known from Zambia and western Kenya to southern Nigeria and south west Cameroon. In western Africa, it is found in south Nigeria and south west Cameroon, however further records are dubious due to taxonomic uncertainty and possible mislabelling.
In southern Africa, this species occurs only in northwestern Zambia (Zambezi River Basin). It is known from only three records here and it is estimated that less than 5% of the global range falls within the region.
In eastern Africa, this species has been recorded (as Ceriagrion platystigma) from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi and Burundi: near Kisumu (west Kenya), several forests in Uganda.
Native:Angola (Angola); Burundi; Cameroon; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Kenya; Malawi; Nigeria; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda; Zambia
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|Population:||Population size is unknown.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Swampy forests.|
|Major Threat(s):||The main threats to the species are drainage and destruction of swampy habitats due to agriculture and wood extraction.|
|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. Ceriagrion varians. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 15 March 2014.|
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