Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Coenagrionidae

Scientific Name: Pseudagrion glaucescens
Species Authority: Selys, 1876
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Glaucous Sprite
Taxonomic Notes: B-group. 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".

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. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B.
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 that is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category. It is therefore assessed as Least Concern.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2009 Least Concern (LC)
2006 Least Concern (LC)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species has been recorded from Botswana and Mozambique to Kenya and Senegal, presence in Burkina Faso and Chad unconfirmed.

In central Africa, it is only known from Angola and Cameroon, but assumed in Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo and Central African Republic as well.

In eastern Africa, it has been recorded in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi and Burundi: common and widespread in all five countries (Burundi assumed).

In southern Africa, this is a widespread species in the tropical north. It does not occur in South Africa or in the arid south-west.

In western Africa, the species is widespread, although its presence in Burkina Faso and Chad unconfirmed.
Countries occurrence:
Angola (Angola); Benin; Botswana; Cameroon; Côte d'Ivoire; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Kenya; Liberia; Malawi; Mozambique; Namibia; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Tanzania, United Republic of; Togo; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe
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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: Streams and rivers in bush and savannah, pools, swamps and calm section of streams and rivers.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Water pollution and drainage and destruction of swampy habitats caused by agriculture are threats to the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Clausnitzer, V., Suhling, F. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B. 2010. Pseudagrion glaucescens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T60016A12234781. . Downloaded on 08 October 2015.
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