Notogomphus kilimandjaricus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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.
2009 Least Concern
2006 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Notogomphus kilimandjaricus occurs in northern Tanzania and central Kenya.
Kenya; Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

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. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 30 August 2015.
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