Chlorocypha trifaria


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Chlorocypha trifaria
Species Authority: (Karsch, 1899)
Common Name(s):
English Blue-nosed Jewel
Chlorocypha bwamba Longfield, 1959
Chlorocypha straeleni Fraser, 1949
Libellago trifaria Karsch, 1899

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-05-01
Assessor(s): Clausnitzer, V.
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 that is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category. It is therefore assessed as Least Concern.

The species is listed as Near Threatened in view of the restricted range in eastern Africa as C. trifaria occurs in good populations in most forests in the area of occurrence, but highly depends on the protections of these remaining forests.
2006 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species has been recorded from Uganda, east Democratic Republic of Congo, and possibly in south Sudan. All records west of Ubangi (Democratic Republic of Congo) should be ignored; (probably a confusion with C. cyanifrons).

In central Africa, it is common in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (east of Lokutu).

In eastern Africa, it has been recorded in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi and Burundi: appropriate habitats in Uganda.
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Uganda
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Population [top]

Population: Population size is unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Forest streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threats to the species are water pollution, destruction and clearing of forest areas along rivers and streams due to agriculture and wood extraction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation measures known but information on taxonomy, population ecology, habitat status and population trends would be valuable. Habitat/site based conservation is also required.

Citation: Clausnitzer, V. 2010. Chlorocypha trifaria. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 04 September 2015.
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