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Orthetrum robustum

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ODONATA LIBELLULIDAE

Scientific Name: Orthetrum robustum
Species Authority: Balinsky, 1965
Common Name(s):
English Robust Skimmer

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 species is assessed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
History:
2007 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to the southern Africa region. It mainly occurs in swampy areas in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zambia. It may also occur in Mozambique.
Countries:
Native:
Botswana; Namibia; South Africa; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: No information is available on population size or trends.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: In reedy swamps and woodland close to such swamps.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Current threats to the species are unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Research into population numbers and range, biology and ecology, habitat status, threats, and trends/monitoring of this species would be valuable.

Citation: Suhling, F. 2010. Orthetrum robustum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 July 2014.
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