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Pseudagrion hageni

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ODONATA COENAGRIONIDAE

Scientific Name: Pseudagrion hageni
Species Authority: Karsch, 1893
Common Name(s):
English Painted Sprite, Painted Sprite (green Form)
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.
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 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 South Africa to Kenya and west Uganda.

In central Africa, it is known from northern Zambia, likely to occur in southern and eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

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 species occurs from Angola through Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and along the Indian Ocean coast to the Cape. It is not found in Namibia or in the Kalahari.
Countries:
Native:
Angola (Angola); Kenya; Malawi; Mozambique; South Africa; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe
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Population [top]

Population: Population size is unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Shady streams in forest, thicket and bush.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Clausnitzer, V. & Suhling, F. 2010. Pseudagrion hageni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 August 2014.
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