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Sympetrum nigrifemur

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ODONATA LIBELLULIDAE

Scientific Name: Sympetrum nigrifemur
Species Authority: (Selys, 1884)
Common Name(s):
English Island Darter
Taxonomic Notes: It has been discussed whether S. nigrifemur is a subspecies of S. striolatum. But here it is assessed as a valid species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-03-15
Assessor(s): Kalkman, V.J.
Reviewer(s): De Knijf, G., Ferreira, S. & Riservato, E.
Justification:
European regional assessment: Least Concern (LC)
EU 27 assessment: Least Concern (LC)

The species is widespread and flourishing within its range and does not seem to be threatened. Therefore it is assessed as Least Concern.
History:
2006 Endangered (IUCN 2006)
2006 Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is endemic to the Canary Islands and to Madeira.
Countries:
Native:
Portugal (Madeira); Spain (Canary Is.)
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Population [top]

Population: The populations are widespread and flourishing on some of those island (Boudot et al. 2009).
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found mostly in running waters but also occurs in standing waters.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The populations do not seem to be in decline at the moment. Water use for tourism is the main possible threat to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation measures are needed.

Citation: Kalkman, V.J. 2010. Sympetrum nigrifemur. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 November 2014.
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