Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Gomphidae

Scientific Name: Paragomphus viridior
Species Authority: Pinhey, 1961
Regional Assessments:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-05-01
Assessor(s): 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 and therefore assessed as Least Concern. It is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2006 Least Concern (LC)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is known from forests in western Kenya, Uganda and eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (Bunia). Listed by Tsuda for Sudan; his record needs confirmation. Not otherwise present within northeastern Africa.
Countries occurrence:
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Kenya; Uganda
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Population [top]

Population: Population size is unknown.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Rainforest streams (also montane).
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Water pollution and forest destruction caused by agriculture and wood extraction are threats to the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Research required into the population numbers and range, potential conservation measures and trends/monitoring for this species. Habitat maintenance/conservation, restoration and corridor creation are also needed.

Citation: Clausnitzer, V. 2010. Paragomphus viridior. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T59982A12138363. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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