Crocothemis divisa


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Crocothemis divisa
Species Authority: Baumann, 1898
Common Name(s):
English Divisa Scarlet, Slender Scarlet, Slender Scarlet-darter

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-05-01
Assessor(s): Clausnitzer, V., Suhling, F. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B.
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.

In notheastern Africa, the species was listed by Tsuda for Sudan, although this record needs confirmation. Occurrence in northern Kenya likely as well. Until more information is available, the species is listed as Not Applicable for the region.
2006 Least Concern (IUCN 2006)
2006 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is widespread in tropical sub-Saharan Africa.

In central Africa, it is known from Angola, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Zambia, in Central African Republic expected.

In eastern Africa, it has been recorded in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi and Burundi: widespread in all five countries (Burundi assumed).

In northeastern Africa, the species is listed by Tsuda for Sudan, this record needs confirmation. Occurrence in northern Kenya likely as well. Listed Not Applicable for the region for the time being.

In southern Africa, this species is widespread in the tropical north. There is only one record in Namibia (on high mountain) and South Africa respectively.

In western Africa, the species is known from Senegal to Nigeria, possibly to Cameroon.
Angola (Angola); Benin; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Cameroon; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Equatorial Guinea; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Kenya; Liberia; Madagascar; Malawi; Mozambique; Namibia; Niger; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; South Sudan; Sudan; Tanzania, United Republic of; Togo; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe
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Population [top]

Population: Population size is unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Pools, streams in bush or woodland.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threat to the species is habitat loss due to agriculture.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation measures known but information on taxonomy, population ecology, habitat status and population trends would be valuable.

Citation: Clausnitzer, V., Suhling, F. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B. 2010. Crocothemis divisa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 31 March 2015.
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