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Allocnemis abbotti

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ODONATA PLATYCNEMIDIDAE

Scientific Name: Allocnemis abbotti
Species Authority: (Calvert, 1896)
Synonym(s):
Chlorocnemis abbotti (Calvert, 1896)
Chlorocnemis inepta Grünberg, 1902
Disparoneura abbotti Calvert, 1896

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2006-02-28
Assessor(s): Clausnitzer, V.
Reviewer(s): Tchibozo, S., Ogbogu, S.S. & Smith, K. (IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit)
Justification:
The species is assessed as Near Threatened in view of its restriction to clear forest streams of the Eastern Arc, Pare Mts and Mount Kilimanjaro. These forests have experienced a rapid decline recently and are still declining due to forest destruction caused by agriculture, human settlement, and wood extraction.
History:
2006 Near Threatened (IUCN 2006)
2006 Near Threatened

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known only from the Taita Hills (Kenya), Eastern Arc and Pare Mts, Mt. Kilimanjaro (Tanzania).
Countries:
Native:
Kenya; Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Montane forest streams, spring sources.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threats to the species are forest destruction caused by agriculture, human settlement, and wood extraction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Research into population numbers and range, conservation measures, and trends/monitoring of this species would be valuable. Habitat and site-based actions are also required.

Citation: Clausnitzer, V. 2010. Allocnemis abbotti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 December 2014.
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