|Scientific Name:||Microgomphus schoutedeni|
|Species Authority:||Fraser, 1949|
Microgomphus corbeti Pinhey, 1961
|Taxonomic Notes:||Likely to be merged with M. nyassicus, which will become the nominate species.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|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.
|Range Description:||The species has been recorded from west Kenya to Democratic Republic of Congo. Likely to be merged with M. nyassicus, which will become the nominate species.
In central Africa, it is known from Democratic Republic of Congo (Kapanga, Bambesa); because the species is easily overlooked a wider distribution is anticipated.
In eastern Africa, it has been recorded in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi and Burundi: Kakamega Forest (west Kenya) and various forests in Uganda.
Native:Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Kenya; Uganda
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|Population:||Population size is unknown.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Rivers in rainforest.|
|Major Threat(s):||Water pollution and forest destruction due to agriculture and wood extraction are threats to this species.|
|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. 2010. Microgomphus schoutedeni. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.|
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