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Pseudagrion acaciae

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ODONATA COENAGRIONIDAE

Scientific Name: Pseudagrion acaciae
Species Authority: Förster, 1906
Common Name(s):
English Acacia Sprite
Taxonomic Notes: Former records of Kenya correspond to niloticum. Pseudagrion is likely to be split into two genera at some point. Until this taxonomic split occurs, the candidates for these two groups are highlighted by "group A" and "group B". This one belongs to group B.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-05-01
Assessor(s): Clausnitzer, V. & Suhling, F.
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)
Justification:
This is a widespread species with no known major widespread threats and that is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category. It is therefore assessed as Least Concern.
History:
2006 Least Concern (IUCN 2006)
2006 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is widespread from Natal to Tanzania, Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo.

In central Africa, the species has been recorded from Zambia and Angola, and likely to be found in southern Democratic Republic of Congo as well.

In eastern Africa, It was found in Kenya, Uganda and Burundi. It is common and widespread in Malawi and Tanzania.

In northeastern Africa, this species was [previously confused with P. niloticum, which is the reason why this species is listed for Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia erroneously.

In Southern Africa, this species is widespread in the tropical north, ranging southwards to Natal. It is not found in the Cape or the arid south-west.
Countries:
Native:
Angola (Angola); Botswana; Malawi; Mozambique; Namibia; South Africa; Swaziland; Tanzania, United Republic of; Zambia; Zimbabwe
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Population [top]

Population: Population size is unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Rivers and floodplains.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats to the species are water pollution, habitat loss through drainage and destruction/deforestation of swampy habitats caused by agriculture.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Clausnitzer, V. & Suhling, F. 2010. Pseudagrion acaciae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 October 2014.
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