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Chlorolestes conspicuus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ODONATA SYNLESTIDAE

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)
Justification:
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.
History:
2007 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to South Africa.
Countries:
Native:
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 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 November 2014.
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