Map_thumbnail_large_font

Paragomphus nyasicus

Status_ne_offStatus_dd_offStatus_lc_onStatus_nt_offStatus_vu_offStatus_en_offStatus_cr_offStatus_ew_offStatus_ex_off

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)
Justification:
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.
History:
2006 Least Concern (IUCN 2006)
2006 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is known only from the shores of Lake Malawi.
Countries:
Native:
Malawi
Range Map: Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

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. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 December 2014.
Disclaimer: To make use of this information, please check the <Terms of Use>.
Feedback: If you see any errors or have any questions or suggestions on what is shown on this page, please provide us with feedback so that we can correct or extend the information provided