Trithemis stictica 

Scope: Global & Pan-Africa
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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Libellulidae

Scientific Name: Trithemis stictica (Burmeister, 1839)
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Jaunty Dropwing
Taxonomic Notes: Subpopulations in the northern Kalahari basin that have been formerly identified as T. stictica are now known as a separate species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2015-11-13
Assessor(s): Clausnitzer, V. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B.
Reviewer(s): Kipping, J. & Samways, M.J.
Trithemis stictica is a widespread species with no known major widespread threats and it 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:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Trithemis stictica is widespread in Sub-Saharan Africa and has been recorded from South Africa to Ethiopia and Sierra Leone. In northeastern Africa, this species is recorded from Ethiopia, Sudan and Somalia. In southern Africa, this species occurs in most countries, particularly in regions with mountain streams. Its range in the central part of the region is not clear because subpopulations in the Okavango Basin and at the Kwando River have been identified as separate species, which may also occur more to the east (cf. Trithemis sp. nov.).
Countries occurrence:
Angola; Burundi; Cameroon; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Ethiopia; Ghana; Kenya; Liberia; Malawi; Mozambique; Namibia; Nigeria; Rwanda; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Africa; Sudan; Swaziland; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe
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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 streams, swamps and pools in bush or forest.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not used.

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No precise information is available but monitoring of the population trend would be valuable.

Citation: Clausnitzer, V. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B. 2016. Trithemis stictica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T60068A86143811. . Downloaded on 20 July 2018.
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