Paragomphus cognatus 

Scope: Eastern Africa
Language: English

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Gomphidae

Scientific Name: Paragomphus cognatus (Rambur, 1842)
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Rock Hocktail, Boulder Hooktail, Riffle Hooktail
Gomphus cognatus Rambur, 1842
Paragomphus dicksoni Pinhey, 1969
Taxonomic Notes: Dark form nguelicus occurs.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern (Regional assessment) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2003-09-02
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Clausnitzer, V.
Reviewer(s): Dijkstra, K.D. & Suhling, F. (Odonata Red List Authority).
Regional assessment: The species 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 more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Eastern Africa distribution: The species is common and widespread in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, and assumed from Burundi.

Global distribution: The species is widespread, Cape to Ethiopia, west to Nigeria.
Countries occurrence:
Kenya; Malawi; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda
Additional data:
Range Map:59974-17

Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Streams and rivers in bush and forest.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No information available.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Clausnitzer, V. 2010. Paragomphus cognatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T59974A12206054. . Downloaded on 19 August 2018.
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