|Scientific Name:||Arabicnemis caerulea|
|Species Authority:||Waterston, 1984|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable A3c ver 3.1|
|Reviewer/s:||Clausnitzer, V. & Suhling, F. (Odonata Red List Authority)|
This is a poorly known species, which has been reported from 16 localities over about 838,000 km² in Yemen, northeast Oman and the northern United Arab Emirates. The area of occupancy is around 137,000 km². A future degradation of the habitat may be expected in this area due to human demography, which increased from a factor 4 in Oman and the Yemen, from a factor 30 in the UAE, between 1961 and 2003 (FAO 2004, 2005 in http://en.wikipedia.org), and the use of pesticide in agricultural and oases landscapes, which constitute a large part of the habitat of the species. A future ongoing drying up of this area may be expected too, owing to the global climatic change. As a rough expectation, a 30% reduction in the next decade is likely.
|Range Description:||Southern Arabia, in Yemen, northeast Oman and the north of the United Arab Emirates.|
Native:Oman; United Arab Emirates; Yemen
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|Population:||Population size is unknown.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Irrigation ditches in agricultural landscapes and oases, wadis, in shallow and slow-flowing sections with aquatic vegetation.|
|Major Threat(s):||Use of water by humans (drainage, over irrigation, pollution). Drought.|
|Conservation Actions:||Perennial management of good quality running waters is needed.|
Al-Safadi, M.M. 1990. Dragonflies (Odonata) of the Yemen Arab Republic. Fauna of Saudi Arabia 11: 18–30.
IUCN. 2006. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 04 May 2006.
Schneider, W. 1988. Dragonflies (Odonata) of the Wahiba Sands and adjacent Areas, Eastern Oman. Journal of Oman Studies Special Report 3: 377–388.
Schneider W. and Dumont H.J. 1997. The Dragonflies and damselflies (Insecta: Odonata) of Oman. An updated and annotated checklist. Fauna of Saudi Arabia 16: 89–110.
Waterston, A.R. 1984. A new genus and species of Platycnemidid Dragonfly from the Arabian Peninsula (Zygoptera). Odonatologica 13(1): 139–146.
Waterston, A.R. 1984. Insects of Southern Arabia. Odonata from the Yemens and Saudi Arabia. Fauna of Saudi Arabia 6: 451–472
Waterston A.R. and Pittaway A.R. 1989. The Odonata or dragonflies of Oman and neighbouring territories. Journal of Oman Studies 10: 131–168. [often dated 1991]
|Citation:||Boudot, J.-P. 2006. Arabicnemis caerulea. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 May 2013.|