Phyllomacromia melania 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Macromiidae

Scientific Name: Phyllomacromia melania (Selys, 1871)
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Sombre Cruiser
Macromia bredoi Schouteden, 1934
Macromia martorelli Compte Sart, 1964
Macromia melania Selys, 1871
Phyllomacromia funicularia (Martin, 1906)
Taxonomic Notes: The confusing taxonomy is discussed by Dijkstra (2005). Phyllomacromia nyanzana (Grünberg, 1911); ?P. bifasciata Martin, 1912. The female holotype seems to be miss-matched to the male holotype contumax, so melania may be something distinct (funicularia-like), while "contumax" takes priority over the whole nyanzana-bifasciata-complex.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2015-11-08
Assessor(s): Clausnitzer, V. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B.
Reviewer(s): Meziere, N.M. & Kipping, J.
This is a widespread species with no known major widespread threats. It is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category. It is therefore assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Phyllomacromia melania has been recorded from west Tanzania and Uganda to Guinea in western Africa.
Countries occurrence:
Angola; Cameroon; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Ghana; Guinea; Liberia; Tanzania, United Republic of; Togo; Uganda; Zambia
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is known from rainforest rivers and lakes.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not used.

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information is available on conservation actions but research into threats and monitoring of the population trend would be valuable.

Citation: Clausnitzer, V. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B. 2016. Phyllomacromia melania. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T59994A85959920. . Downloaded on 18 June 2018.
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