Chlorolestes conspicuus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Chlorolestes conspicuus
Species Authority: Selys, 1862
Common Name(s):
English Conspicuous 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 endemic South African species is not under any major threat at present and no major population declines have been observed. It is assessed as Least Concern.
2007 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to South Africa.
South Africa
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on population size or trends.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Streams and rivers in open and wooded country (Tarboton and Tarboton 2005), with well-vegetated banks (Samways 1999).
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Although not threatened at present, removal of bank vegetation should be prevented (Samways 1999).

Citation: Suhling, F. 2010. Chlorolestes conspicuus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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