Acanthaeschna victoria


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Acanthaeschna victoria
Species Authority: Martin, 1901
Common Name(s):
English Thylacine Darner
Taxonomic Notes: Previous Red Lists had the genus name spelt as Acanthaeshna. Corrected in 2005 to Acanthaeschna.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1+2c ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Odonata Specialist Group

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Australian endemic. Found in coastal north-eastern New South Wales and south-eastern Queensland.
Australia (New South Wales, Queensland)
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Population [top]

Population: Current population size is not known.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurs in coastal swamps.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threat to the species is draining of the coastal swamps urban and rural development.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known to be in place.

Bibliography [top]

Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. (eds). 1996. 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. pp. 378. International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Groombridge, B. (ed.). 1994. 1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

IUCN. 1990. IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Theischinger, G. 2000. The Acanthaeschna story. Linzer Biologische Beitrage 32: 235–240.

Citation: Odonata Specialist Group 1996. Acanthaeschna victoria. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 29 August 2015.
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