Paragomphus magnus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Gomphidae

Scientific Name: Paragomphus magnus
Species Authority: Fraser, 1952
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Great Hooktail

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-05-01
Assessor(s): Suhling, F. & Clausnitzer, V.
Reviewer(s): Dijkstra, K.-D.B., Clausnitzer, V., Suhling, F., Samways, M., Samraoui, B., Boudot, J.P., Kipping, J. (Odonata Red List Authority) & Allen, D. (IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit)
This is a widespread species with no known major widespread threats that is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category. It is therefore assessed as Least Concern.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2006 Least Concern (LC)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is present in Kenya, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Tanzania.

In eastern Africa, it has been recorded from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi and Burundi: fast streams of coastal Tanzania (lower East Usambara Mts. and Rufiji floodplain) and southern Kenya.

In southern Africa, the species is known from rivers in Zimbabwe and Mozambique at low elevations.
Countries occurrence:
Kenya; Mozambique; Tanzania, United Republic of; Zimbabwe
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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 bush country, low elevations.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Water pollution, drainage and destruction of swampy habitats caused by agriculture are threats to the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Research into population numbers and range, and trends/monitoring of this species would be valuable. Habitat and site-based actions are also required.

Citation: Suhling, F. & Clausnitzer, V. 2010. Paragomphus magnus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T59978A12210800. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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