Pseudagrion decorum


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Pseudagrion decorum
Species Authority: (Rambur, 1842)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2009-11-27
Assessor(s): Mitra, A.
Reviewer(s): Babu, R., Mondal, S., Kakkasery, F., Brooks, E., Clausnitzer, V., Dow, R.A. & García, N.
Contributor(s): Boudot, J.-P., Schneider, W. & Samraoui, B.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Alomari, K.
Pseudagrion decorum is widespread throughout the Indo-Malayan region and has also been reported in Oman. The species is quite common over much of its range. In the absence of any major widespread threats, this species is assessed as Least Concern.
2010 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Pseudagrion decorum is primarily an Indomalayan species with a wide distribution in Myanmar (Tsuda 1991), Pakistan, India (Tsuda 1991), Sri Lanka (Bedjanic et al. 2007), Nepal (St-Quentin 1970) and Bangladesh (Tsuda 1991). To the west it reaches the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula in Oman (Schneider and Dumont 1997).
Bangladesh; India (Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal); Myanmar; Nepal; Oman; Pakistan; Sri Lanka
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Population [top]

Population: Global: The species is quite common across its range but no information is available on the population status.

Arabia: no information is available on the population status of the species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Larvae are common in slow flowing marshy streams and reservoirs. It is also found in wadis, springs and oases in desert and semi-desert landscapes in the Arabian Peninsula.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is very unlikely to be threatened.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Further research is required into the species' range and population, and potential threats. However, no conservation measures are likely to be needed.

Bibliography [top]

Bedjanic, M., Conniff, K. and de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. 2007. Dragonflies of Sri Lanka. Jetwing Eco Holidays, Colombo.

IUCN. 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2013.1). Available at: (Accessed: 12 June 2013).

Mitra, T.R. 2002. Geographical distribution of Odonata (Insecta) of Eastern India. Memoirs of Zoological Survey of India 19(9): 1-208.

Schneider, W. 1987. The Genus Pseudagrion Selys, 1876 in the Middle East - A Zoogeographic outline (Insecta:Odonata) Coenagrionidae. Proceeding of the Symposium on Fauna and Zoogeography: 114-123.

St. Quentin, D. 1970. Odonata aus Nepal. Khumbu Himal 3(3): 1-7.

Tsuda, S. 1991. A distributional list of World Odonata. Tsuda, Osaka.

Citation: Mitra, A. 2013. Pseudagrion decorum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.
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