Chlorolestes fasciatus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Chlorolestes fasciatus
Species Authority: (Burmeister, 1839)
Common Name(s):
English Mountain Malachite

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2007-04-01
Assessor(s): Suhling, F.
Reviewer(s): Kipping, J., Simaika, J.P., Samways, M.J., Suhling, F. (Odonata Red List Authority) & Pollock, C.M. (IUCN Red List Unit)
This species is known only from the southern Africa region. It is locally abundant, with no serious threats or major population declines. It is assessed as Least Concern.
2007 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to the southern Africa region, being present in South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland.
Lesotho; South Africa; Swaziland
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Population [top]

Population: Locally abundant.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Clear montane streams with long grass and bushes on the banks (Samways 1999).
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no threats known to be seriously affecting the species at present.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No specific conservation measures are known to be in place or are recommended at present.

Citation: Suhling, F. 2010. Chlorolestes fasciatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 29 August 2015.
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