Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Platycnemididae

Scientific Name: Allocnemis abbotti
Species Authority: (Calvert, 1896)
Chlorocnemis abbotti (Calvert, 1896)
Chlorocnemis inepta Grünberg, 1902
Disparoneura abbotti Calvert, 1896
Taxonomic Source(s): Schorr, M. and Paulson, D. 2014. World Odonata List. Tacoma, Washington, USA Available at: (Accessed: 17 February 2014).

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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2006 Near Threatened (NT)

Geographic Range [top]

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

Population: No information available.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

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 2010: e.T59836A12084445. . Downloaded on 13 October 2015.
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