Pseudagrion vaalense 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Coenagrionidae

Scientific Name: Pseudagrion vaalense Chutter, 1962
Common Name(s):
English Vaal Sprite
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: 2008-02-01
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 listed as Least Concern because, although it is a regional endemic, it is fairly widespread and locally common on large rivers where it is not known to be threatened
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to the Orange River Basin in South Africa, and most probably also Namibia (but it has not yet been recorded there).
Countries occurrence:
South Africa
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Population [top]

Population:Population size and trends are unknown.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Found at perennial rivers.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Current threats are unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Suhling, F. 2010. Pseudagrion vaalense. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T63176A12607818. . Downloaded on 22 March 2018.
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