Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Gomphidae

Scientific Name: Notogomphus kilimandjaricus
Species Authority: (Sjöstedt, 1909)
Notogomphus meruensis (Sjöstedt, 1909)
Podogomphus kilimandjaricus Sjöstedt, 1909
Taxonomic Notes: N. meruensis is a synonym to N. kilimanjaricus (not yet published).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-02-28
Assessor(s): Clausnitzer, V.
Reviewer(s): Tchibozo, S., Ogbogu, S.S. & Smith, K. (IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit)
Notogomphus kilimandjaricus is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2009 Least Concern (LC)
2006 Least Concern (LC)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Notogomphus kilimandjaricus occurs in northern Tanzania and central Kenya.
Countries occurrence:
Kenya; Tanzania, United Republic of
Range Map: Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Rivers and streams in woodland.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no serious threats affecting this species across its global range. However, drainage and destruction of swampy habitats caused by agriculture, as well as water pollution are affecting its population.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available but research into trends and monitoring of the species would be valuable.

Citation: Clausnitzer, V. 2010. Notogomphus kilimandjaricus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T59931A12169121. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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