Gomphidia bredoi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Gomphidae

Scientific Name: Gomphidia bredoi
Species Authority: (Schouteden, 1934)
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Northern Fingertail
Gomphidia madi Pinhey, 1961
Taxonomic Notes: G. madi is considered as a pale variation of G. bredoi (Dijkstra unpubl.).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-05-01
Assessor(s): Clausnitzer, V. & 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 eastern Africa, the species is listed as Near Threatened in view of its restricted range of occurrence (Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda) and its habitat requirements - forest streams, which have experienced and still do a rapid decline.

In central and western Africa, it is listed 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 threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The species has been recorded from western Uganda across to northern Cote d'Ivoire and also into the Democratic Republic of Congo.

In central Africa, it is known from Democratic Republic of Congo, record from Angola needs confirmation. Dundo (Angola) record dubious; uncertain locality. If the latter proves to be true, a wider distribution in the Congo Basin can be anticipated.

In eastern Africa, it has been recorded from Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo.

In western Africa, the species was only recorded from savannah in Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria. Most likely extends to Sierra Leone (Dijkstra, pers. comm.).
Countries occurrence:
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Ghana; Nigeria; Uganda
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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:Forest rivers in Congo Basin, but probably only savannah in western Africa.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats to the species are forest destruction due to agriculture and wood extraction, and water pollution.

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. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B. 2010. Gomphidia bredoi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T59870A12023321. . Downloaded on 21 October 2016.
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