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Diplacodes lefebvrii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ODONATA LIBELLULIDAE

Scientific Name: Diplacodes lefebvrii
Species Authority: (Rambur, 1842)
Common Name(s):
English Black Percher
French Diplacodes de Lefebvre
Synonym(s):
Diplacodes lefebvrei (Rambur, 1842)
Diplacodes okavangoensis Pinhey, 1976
Taxonomic Notes: Often misspelt as Diplacodes lefebvrei.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2010-07-15
Assessor(s): Dow, R.A.
Reviewer(s): Clausnitzer, V., Allen, D. & García, N.
Contributor(s): Boudot, J.-P., Schneider, W. & Samraoui, B.
Justification:
Diplacodes lefebvrii is assessed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
History:
2010 Least Concern
2006 Least Concern (IUCN 2006)
2006 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Diplacodes lefebvrii is a very widespread and common species in Africa, across the Indian Ocean and into Eurasia and Europe. In Africa it is found nearly everywhere outside forest areas. It is found from the Indian subcontinent to southwest Asia and Arabia. In the Mediterranean it is fairly common on the south and east coast. Its European range is confined to Cyprus, the Greek island of Rhodes and the southern half of the Iberian Peninsula.
Countries:
Native:
Afghanistan; Algeria; Angola (Angola, Angola, Cabinda); Benin; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Cameroon; Chad; Comoros; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Cyprus; Egypt (Egypt (African part), Sinai); Equatorial Guinea (Equatorial Guinea (mainland)); Ethiopia; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Greece (East Aegean Is.); Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; India (Chandigarh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttaranchal); Iran, Islamic Republic of; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Kenya; Lebanon; Lesotho; Liberia; Libya; Madagascar; Malawi; Mali; Mauritania; Mauritius (Mauritius (main island)); Mayotte; Morocco; Mozambique; Namibia (Caprivi Strip, Namibia (main part)); Niger; Nigeria; Oman; Pakistan; Palestinian Territory, Occupied; Portugal (Portugal (mainland)); Qatar; Réunion; Rwanda; Sao Tomé and Principe (Sâo Tomé); Saudi Arabia; Senegal; Seychelles (Aldabra, Seychelles (main island group)); Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Africa (Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo Province, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape Province, North-West Province, Western Cape); South Sudan; Spain (Spain (mainland)); Sudan; Swaziland; Syrian Arab Republic; Tajikistan; Tanzania, United Republic of; Togo; Tunisia; Turkey (Turkey-in-Asia); Turkmenistan; Uganda; United Arab Emirates; Yemen (North Yemen, Socotra, South Yemen); Zambia; Zimbabwe
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Population [top]

Population:

The species is widespread in the core of its area but population size is unknown.

Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Diplacodes lefebvrii is recorded from almost all kinds of well-vegetated freshwater habitats, including seasonal.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Diplacodes lefebvrii is not threatened at the global scale, although local decline may occur due to habitat destruction and water pollution

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None required for this widespread species.

Citation: Dow, R.A. 2013. Diplacodes lefebvrii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 November 2014.
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