Allocnemis abbotti


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Allocnemis abbotti
Species Authority: (Calvert, 1896)
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)
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.
2006 Near Threatened

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known only from the Taita Hills (Kenya), Eastern Arc and Pare Mts, Mt. Kilimanjaro (Tanzania).
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 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 30 August 2015.
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