Microgomphus schoutedeni 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Gomphidae

Scientific Name: Microgomphus schoutedeni Fraser, 1949
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Congo Scissortail
Microgomphus corbeti Pinhey, 1961
Taxonomic Notes: The whole genus Microgomphus is very elusive and this is why only a few specimens have ever been collected. The taxonomy is still not settled and Microgomphus schoutedeni might pertain to M. nyassicus, which will become the nominate species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2015-10-29
Assessor(s): Clausnitzer, V.
Reviewer(s): Kipping, J. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B.
This is a widespread species with no known major threats and it 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:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species has been recorded from Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola.
Countries occurrence:
Angola (Angola); Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Uganda
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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 is found around rivers in rainforest.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species it not used.

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 are known but information on taxonomy, population ecology, habitat status and population trends would be valuable. Habitat and site-based conservation is also required.

Citation: Clausnitzer, V. 2016. Microgomphus schoutedeni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T59914A85623112. . Downloaded on 26 May 2018.
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