Ceriagrion whellani 

Scope: Central Africa
Language: English

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Coenagrionidae

Scientific Name: Ceriagrion whellani Longfield, 1952
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Yellow-faced Waxtail

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern (Regional assessment) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-02-18
Assessor(s): Clausnitzer, V.
Reviewer(s): Djikstra, K. D, Kipping, J., Schutte, K. & Allen, D. (Freshwater Biodiversity Unit) (Odonata Specialist Group, Central Africa Evaluation workshop, Yaounde, 2008).
The species is assessed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution within the region, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Global distribution: The species is present in Kenya to Sierra Leone and Guinea, south to Botswana, Zambia and Angola.

Central Africa regional assessment: The species has been recorded from Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Zambia. Possibly present in the Central African Republic.
Countries occurrence:
Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Equatorial Guinea (Equatorial Guinea (mainland)); Gabon; Zambia
Additional data:
Range Map:59834-15

Population [top]

Population:Population size is unknown.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Swampy habitats.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Drainage and destruction of swampy habitats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Clausnitzer, V. 2010. Ceriagrion whellani. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T59834A12081673. . Downloaded on 24 September 2018.
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