Paragomphus nyasicus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Gomphidae

Scientific Name: Paragomphus nyasicus
Species Authority: Kimmins, 1955

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2006-02-28
Assessor(s): Clausnitzer, V.
Reviewer(s): Tchibozo, S., Ogbogu, S.S. & Smith, K. (IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit)
Although restricted to the shores of Lake Malawi, a recent survey suggests that P. nyasicus is not threatened at the moment (Dijkstra in press). The species is assessed as Least Concern at present, however, any changes in the habitat (conditions of Lake Malawi) will be a risk to P. nyasicus and may qualify the species for a higher category in future.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2006 Least Concern (LC)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is known only from the shores of Lake Malawi.
Countries occurrence:
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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: Margins of Lake Malawi.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Water pollution is a major threat to this species and aquaculture may threat it in the future.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available but research into trends/monitoring of this species would be valuable.

Citation: Clausnitzer, V. 2010. Paragomphus nyasicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T59979A12132700. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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