Pseudagrion rufocinctum 

Scope: Central Africa
Language: English

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Coenagrionidae

Scientific Name: Pseudagrion rufocinctum Pinhey, 1956
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Albertine Sprite
Taxonomic Notes: Pseudagrion risi rufocinctum is a synonym.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern (Regional assessment) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-02-25
Assessor(s): Clausnitzer, V.
Reviewer(s): Djikstra, K. D, Kipping, J., Schutte, K. & Allen, D. (Freshwater Biodiversity Unit) (Odonata Specialist Group, Central Africa Evaluation workshop, Yaounde, 2008).
Although it has been recorded from only one locality, a much wider distribution is assumed, and 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:Global distribution: The species is known from Uganda, Tanzania, and Democratic Republic of Congo.

Central Africa regional assessment: The species has been recorded from a single location in Ituri Forest in Democratic Republic of Congo.
Countries occurrence:
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
Additional data:
Range Map:60029-15

Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Forest streams.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Intensive agriculture and forest destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available. Further research into the species habitat, population, range and threats is required, as well as habitat conservation measures and monitoring of population trends. Habitat conservation/maintenance and restoration is needed, along with the creation of corridors.

Citation: Clausnitzer, V. 2010. Pseudagrion rufocinctum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T60029A12250925. . Downloaded on 21 July 2018.
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