Onychogomphus styx 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Gomphidae

Scientific Name: Onychogomphus styx Pinhey, 1961
Common Name(s):
English Northern Dark Claspertail

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2015-11-04
Assessor(s): Clausnitzer, V.
Reviewer(s): Kipping, J. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B.
Onychogomphus styx is a widespread species recorded from localities wide apart (west Uganda, west Kenya and west Tanzania), and a wider distribution in between these localities. Its presence in central Africa (in Angola and Gabon) and in western Africa (from Ghana to Sierra Leone) requires confirmation. More surveys are needed. No known major threats are known to this species and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category. Therefore, it is assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species has been recorded from Kenya (Kakamega Forest), forests in Uganda (Semliki) and western Tanzania. Its presence in central Africa (in Angola and Gabon) and in western Africa (from Ghana to Sierra Leone) requires confirmation.
Countries occurrence:
Kenya; Tanzania, United Republic of; 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:This species occurs around rainforest streams.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is 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. Onychogomphus styx. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T59945A85809149. . Downloaded on 25 June 2018.
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