Paragomphus elpidius 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Gomphidae

Scientific Name: Paragomphus elpidius (Ris, 1921)
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Corkscrew Hooktail
Mesogomphus elpidius Ris, 1921

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2015-11-04
Assessor(s): Clausnitzer, V. & Suhling, F.
Reviewer(s): Kipping, J. & Samways, M.J.
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. Therefore, it is assessed as Least Concern.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species has been recorded from South Africa to Kenya and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In southern Africa, this species is widespread along the tropical rivers in all countries except Lesotho.
Countries occurrence:
Botswana; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Kenya; Malawi; Namibia; South Africa; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe
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Population [top]

Population:This species seems to have stable subpopulations at most southern African rivers.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is widespread and common in streams and rivers, and also rarely occurs in pools, in savannah or woodland.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not used.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Water pollution and drainage and destruction of swampy habitats for agriculture are known to be negatively affecting to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information is available on conservation actions in place but monitoring of the population trend would be valuable.

Citation: Clausnitzer, V. & Suhling, F. 2016. Paragomphus elpidius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T59975A85811097. . Downloaded on 22 May 2018.
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