|Scientific Name:||Stylurus potulentus (Needham, 1942)|
Gomphus potulentus Needham, 1942
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable B2ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Donnelly, N., Suhling, F. & Clausnitzer, V. (Odonata Red List Authority)|
Known from seven streams and one river in southern Mississippi and the Florida Panhandle. Probably hundreds to thousands per stream, but known from perhaps 200 miles of stream. Population trend unknown, but species seems extremely sensitive to any alteration of water quality. Apparently needs pristine waters.
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|Range Description:||Endemic to the United States. Known from seven counties in the states of Florida and Mississippi. Current population size is unknown. Probably undersurveyed because of its cryptic nature.|
Native:United States (Florida, Mississippi)
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|Population:||It is often locally common.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Pristine, sand-bottomed forest streams and rivers (Dunkle 2000)..|
|Major Threat(s):||Pollution and channelization along with military bases, shipyards, seafood processing establishments, vacation homes and a major interstate all interrupt this species habitat.|
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.
Dunkle, S. 2000. Dragonflies through binoculars. Oxford Univ. Press, N.Y.
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. 2007. 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 12th September 2007).
|Citation:||Abbott, J.C. 2007. Stylurus potulentus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2007: e.T21118A9247873.Downloaded on 23 April 2018.|
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