Gynacantha manderica 

Scope: Global & Pan-Africa
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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Aeshnidae

Scientific Name: Gynacantha manderica Grünberg, 1902
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Little Duskhawker, Little Dusk-hawker

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2015-03-05
Assessor(s): Clausnitzer, V., Suhling, F. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B.
Reviewer(s): Samways, M.J., Simaika, J. & Kipping, J.
This is a widespread species with no known major widespread threats. It is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category. Therefore, it is assessed as Least Concern.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species has been recorded from eastern coast of South Africa, then northwards and west to Somalia and West Africa.

In central Africa, it has only been recorded from southern, eastern and northwestern (these specimens are a dark form) Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola and Zambia. It is absent from central Congo basin.

In eastern Africa, it is widespread and has been recorded in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi and Burundi. Records from Burundi require confirmation.

In northeastern Africa, this species is recorded from Somalia and occurrence in northern Kenya is assumed. It is only recorded from one side of northeastern Africa, most likely as the result of limited surveys.

In southern Africa, this species occurs in Namibia, South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

In western Africa, this species is known from Gambia to Nigeria. Records from Liberia require confirmation.
Countries occurrence:
Angola; Benin; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Kenya; Malawi; Mozambique; Namibia; Nigeria; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Africa; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It occurs in bush and open woodland, in drier habitats than other African Gynacantha species.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There is no use or trade information for this species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threat to this species is forest destruction due to agriculture and wood extraction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation measures are known but information on taxonomy, ecology, habitat status and population trends would be valuable. Habitat/site based conservation is also required.

Citation: Clausnitzer, V., Suhling, F. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B. 2016. Gynacantha manderica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T59876A72361162. . Downloaded on 16 July 2018.
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