Elattoneura glauca 

Scope: Global

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Platycnemididae

Scientific Name: Elattoneura glauca
Species Authority: (Selys, 1860)
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Common Threadtail, Grey Threadtail

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.
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:
The species is widespread in eastern and southern Africa.

In central Africa, it is known from Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Zambia.

In eastern Africa, it has been recorded in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Malawi, where it is common and widespread. It is assumed to occur also in Burundi.

In northeastern Africa, the species is known from a record from Tsuda in Somalia but this requires confirmation. It is assumed to be present in Uganda.

In southern Africa, this species is widespread in perennial rivers in most of the region.
Countries occurrence:
Angola (Angola); Botswana; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Equatorial Guinea; Ethiopia; Kenya; Lesotho; Malawi; Mozambique; Namibia; Somalia; South Africa; Swaziland; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe
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Population [top]

Population:Population size is unknown.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Shady rivers and streams, occasionally shorelines of lakes.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Destruction of gallery forest due to agriculture and wood extraction, and water pollution are threats to the species.

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. & Suhling, F. 2010. Elattoneura glauca. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T59866A12018243. . Downloaded on 25 October 2016.
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