Neurogomphus uelensis

Scope: Central Africa

Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Gomphidae

Scientific Name: Neurogomphus uelensis
Species Authority: Schouteden, 1934

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern (Regional assessment) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-03-07
Assessor(s): Clausnitzer, V.
Reviewer(s): Djikstra, K. D, Kipping, J., Schutte, K. (Odonata Red List Authority) & Allen, D. (Freshwater Biodiversity Unit)
Though the species is only known from a few localities, these are scattered over a wide range in the hardly surveyed Congo Basin (Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo and Gabon). The species is assessed as Least Concern as it is assumed to occur also in between the currently known locations where suitable habitat is available.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The species has been recorded from Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo and Gabon.
Countries occurrence:
Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Gabon
Range Map:184192-15

Population [top]

Population:No information available.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Found in and around forest rivers.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No information, but most likely to be affected by forest destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available but research into population numbers and range, habitat status, threats, conservation measures, and trends/monitoring of this species would be valuable. Habitat and site-based actions are also required.

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.5. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Dry
suitability: Unknown  
1. Forest -> 1.6. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland
suitability: Suitable  major importance:Yes
5. Wetlands (inland) -> 5.1. Wetlands (inland) - Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls)
suitability: Unknown  
2. Land/water management -> 2.1. Site/area management
2. Land/water management -> 2.3. Habitat & natural process restoration

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
5. Biological resource use -> 5.3. Logging & wood harvesting -> 5.3.5. Motivation Unknown/Unrecorded
♦ timing: Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

1. Research -> 1.2. Population size, distribution & trends
1. Research -> 1.3. Life history & ecology
1. Research -> 1.5. Threats
1. Research -> 1.6. Actions
3. Monitoring -> 3.1. Population trends

Bibliography [top]

Cammaerts, R. 2004. Taxonomic studies on African Gomphidae (Odonata, Anisoptera). 2. A revision of the genus Neurogomphus Karsch, with the description of some larvae. Belgian Journal of Entomology 6(1): 1-239.

IUCN. 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2010.3). Available at: (Accessed: 2 September 2010).

Citation: Clausnitzer, V. 2010. Neurogomphus uelensis. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T184192A8234341. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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