Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Coenagrionidae

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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2010 Least Concern (LC)

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).
Countries occurrence:
Bangladesh; India (Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal); Myanmar; Nepal; Oman; Pakistan; Sri Lanka
Extreme fluctuations in area of occupancy (AOO): Unknown
Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO): Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO): Unknown
Continuing decline in number of locations: Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in the number of locations: Unknown
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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.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Continuing decline of mature individuals: Unknown
Extreme fluctuations: Unknown Population severely fragmented: Unknown
Continuing decline in subpopulations: Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in subpopulations: Unknown All individuals in one subpopulation: No

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
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat: Unknown
Movement patterns: Not a Migrant

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.

Classifications [top]

5. Wetlands (inland) -> 5.1. Wetlands (inland) - Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls)
suitability: Suitable  major importance:Yes
5. Wetlands (inland) -> 5.2. Wetlands (inland) - Seasonal/Intermittent/Irregular Rivers/Streams/Creeks
suitability: Suitable  major importance:Yes
5. Wetlands (inland) -> 5.5. Wetlands (inland) - Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha)
suitability: Suitable  major importance:Yes
5. Wetlands (inland) -> 5.7. Wetlands (inland) - Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha)
suitability: Suitable  major importance:Yes
5. Wetlands (inland) -> 5.9. Wetlands (inland) - Freshwater Springs and Oases
suitability: Suitable  major importance:Yes

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
  Action Recovery plan:Unknown
  Systematic monitoring scheme:Unknown
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
  Conservation sites identified:No
  Occur in at least one PA:Unknown
  Area based regional management plan:Unknown
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
1. Research -> 1.2. Population size, distribution & trends
1. Research -> 1.3. Life history & ecology
1. Research -> 1.5. Threats

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 2013: e.T167269A17536286. . Downloaded on 06 October 2015.
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