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Crocothemis saxicolor

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ODONATA LIBELLULIDAE

Scientific Name: Crocothemis saxicolor
Species Authority: Ris, 1919
Common Name/s:
English Granite Scarlet

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)
Justification:
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.

It is also listed as Least Concern in central and southern Africa in view of its wide distribution, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
History:
2006 Least Concern (IUCN 2006)
2006 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique; Sierra Leonian records are erroneous and the Liberian ones unverified. Only present in the eastern countries.

In central Africa, it has been recorded from north west Zambia, presence in northern Angola and southern Democratic Republic of Congo likely.

In eastern Africa, it has been recorded in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi and Burundi: Malawi.

In southern Africa, this species is known from Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Countries:
Native:
Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
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Population [top]

Population: Population size is unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Rocky pools, streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threats to the species are drainage and pollution resulting from habitat destruction 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 saxicolor. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 April 2014.
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