Ceratogomphus pictus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Ceratogomphus pictus
Species Authority: Hagen in Selys, 1854
Common Name(s):
English Common Thorntail

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-05-01
Assessor(s): Clausnitzer, V. & Suhling, F.
Reviewer(s): Dijkstra, K.-D.B., Clausnitzer, V., Suhling, F., Samways, M., Samraoui, B., Boudot, J.P., Kipping, J. (Odonata Red List Authority) & Allen, D. (IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit)
This is a widespread species with no known major widespread threats and that is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category. It is assessed as Least Concern.
2009 Least Concern
2007 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species has been recorded from Democratic Republic of Congo, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Democratic Republic of Congo record needs confirmation.
Botswana; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Mozambique; Namibia; South Africa; Zimbabwe
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Population [top]

Population: Unknown.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Edge of large pools and meandering streams. In Namibia mainly at large reservoirs. Benefits from the constructions of dams in perennial rivers.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No known threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not needed although research into population trends would be valuable.

Citation: Clausnitzer, V. & Suhling, F. 2010. Ceratogomphus pictus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 04 September 2015.
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