Leucorrhinia albifrons 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Libellulidae

Scientific Name: Leucorrhinia albifrons
Species Authority: (Burmeister, 1839)
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Dark Whiteface
French Leucorrhine à Front Blanc

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Sahlén, G.
Reviewer(s): Clausnitzer, V. & Suhling, F. (Odonata Red List Authority)
Leucorrhinia albifrons is widespread across Russia, Central Europe and South Fennoscandia. It occurs in a variety of freshwater habitats and there are no widespread threats affecting the global population at present. Currently Least Concern.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)
1994 Indeterminate (I)
1990 Indeterminate (I)
1988 Indeterminate (I)
1986 Endangered (E)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: South Fennoscandia, Central Europe, and Russia to Siberia.
Countries occurrence:
Austria; Belarus; Czech Republic; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Kazakhstan; Latvia; Lithuania; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Russian Federation; Slovakia; Sweden; Switzerland; Ukraine
Regionally extinct:
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Population [top]

Population: Very large: a common species.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Many kinds of mostly shallow waters with floating vegetation, not in too nutrient-rich waters.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat loss due to eutrophication.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: On the FHH-list in the EU, protected in some European countries.

Classifications [top]

5. Wetlands (inland) -> 5.3. Wetlands (inland) - Shrub Dominated Wetlands
suitability: Suitable  
5. Wetlands (inland) -> 5.4. Wetlands (inland) - Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands
suitability: Suitable  
5. Wetlands (inland) -> 5.6. Wetlands (inland) - Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha)
suitability: Suitable  
5. Wetlands (inland) -> 5.7. Wetlands (inland) - Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha)
suitability: Suitable  

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
9. Pollution -> 9.3. Agricultural & forestry effluents -> 9.3.1. Nutrient loads
♦ timing: Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

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.

IUCN. 2006. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 04 May 2006.

Sahlén, G., Bernard, R., Cordero-Rivera, A., Ketelaar, R. and Suhling, F. 2004. Critical species of Odonata in Europe. International Journal of Odonatology 7: 385–398.

Citation: Sahlén, G. 2006. Leucorrhinia albifrons. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T11911A3314253. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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