Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Gomphidae

Scientific Name: Gomphus hodgesi
Species Authority: Needham, 1950
Common Name(s):
English Hodges' Clubtail
Taxonomic Source(s): Schorr, M. and Paulson, D. 2013. World Odonata List. Tacoma, Washington, USA Available at: (Accessed: 20 November 2013).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2007
Date Assessed: 2007-03-01
Assessor(s): Abbott, J.C.
Reviewer(s): Donnelly, N., Suhling, F. & Clausnitzer, V. (Odontata Red List Authority)
Probably hundreds to thousands in each stream. Early and short spring flight season leaves little time to locate adults. The estimated extent of occurrence is less than 20,000 km² with ongoing habitat degradation. There are 21 localities known.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/near threatened (LR/nt)
1994 Rare (R)
1990 Rare (R)
1988 Rare (R)
1986 Vulnerable (V)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to the United States. Known from 15 counties within the states of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi. Current population size is unknown.
Countries occurrence:
United States (Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi)
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Population [top]

Population: Current population size is unknown.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Clean sand-bottomed streams and rivers (Dunkle 2000).
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Usual threats of development, forestry, and pollution.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: In Florida, occurs in Blackwater River State Park, Blackwater River State Forest, and Apalachicola National Forest, and in Conecuh National Forest in Alabama.

Citation: Abbott, J.C. 2007. Gomphus hodgesi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2007: e.T9311A12981514. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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