Ictinogomphus ferox


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Ictinogomphus ferox
Species Authority: (Rambur, 1842)
Common Name(s):
English Common Tiger, Common Tigertail
Cinitogomphus dundoensis Pinhey, 1961

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)
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.
2006 Least Concern (IUCN 2006)
2006 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is widespread in tropical Africa, yet many country records are suspect and require confirmation.

In central Africa, it is known from Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola, Central African Republic. Assumed in appropriate habitats in the entire region.

In eastern Africa, it has been recorded in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi and Burundi: common and widespread in all five countries (Burundi assumed).

In northeastern Africa, the species is widespread in tropical Africa, yet many country records are suspect and require confirmation. Present in Ethiopia, but probably only from a single record.

In southern Africa, this species has been recorded in all countries except for Swaziland and Lesotho.

In western Africa, the species is known from Cameroon to Guinea
Angola (Angola); Botswana; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Ghana; Guinea; Kenya; Malawi; Mozambique; Namibia; Nigeria; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Africa; Tanzania, United Republic of; Togo; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe
Present - origin uncertain:
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Population [top]

Population: This is a fairly common species that is not in decline.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Various habitats, lakes, rivers, stream in savannah, bush, forest.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threats to the species are habitat loss due to agriculture and water pollution in the vicinity of cities.

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. Ictinogomphus ferox. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 31 March 2015.
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