Microgomphus schoutedeni 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Gomphidae

Scientific Name: Microgomphus schoutedeni
Species Authority: Fraser, 1949
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Congo Scissortail
Microgomphus corbeti Pinhey, 1961
Taxonomic Notes: Likely to be merged with M. nyassicus, which will become the nominate species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-05-01
Assessor(s): Clausnitzer, V.
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2006 Least Concern (LC)

Geographic Range [top]

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.
Countries occurrence:
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Kenya; 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: Rivers in rainforest.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Water pollution and forest destruction due to agriculture and wood extraction are threats to this species.

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. 2010. Microgomphus schoutedeni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T59914A12149015. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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