Ischnura senegalensis 

Scope: Southern Africa
Language: English

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Coenagrionidae

Scientific Name: Ischnura senegalensis (Rambur, 1842)
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Tropical Bluetail
Agrion senegalense Rambur, 1842
Enallagma brevispina Selys, 1876
Taxonomic Source(s): Schorr, M. and Paulson, D. 2015. World Odonata List. Tacoma, Washington, USA Available at: http://www.pugetsound.edu/academics/academic-resources/slater-museum/biodiversity-resources/dragonflies/world-odonata-list2/. (Accessed: 10 July 2015).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern (Regional assessment) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2006-06-09
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Suhling, F.
Reviewer(s): Kipping, J., Simaika, J.P., Samways, M., Suhling, F. (Odonata Red List Authority) & Pollock, C.M. (IUCN Red List Office)
Both within and outside the southern Africa region, this species has a very wide distribution and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened or Near Threatened category. Assessed as Least Concern within the region. Its global status is also Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:In southern Africa, this species is widespread across the whole region. Globally, this is a very widespread species in warm regions of the Old World, but is absent from densely forested areas.
Countries occurrence:
Angola; Botswana; Lesotho; Mozambique; Namibia; South Africa; Swaziland; Zambia; Zimbabwe
Additional data:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:2000-1000000
Range Map:59897-18

Population [top]

Population:No information is available on population size or trends. However this is a very widespread and adaptable species and population size is expected to be high.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Various habitats, especially open stagnant water, tolerant to saline and polluted water (e.g., near hotsprings).
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No current threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No specific conservation measures are known to be in place or are recommended at present.

Citation: Suhling, F. 2010. Ischnura senegalensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T59897A12061963. . Downloaded on 17 August 2018.
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