Aethriamanta rezia


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Aethriamanta rezia
Species Authority: Kirby, 1889
Common Name(s):
English Pygmy Basker

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Clausnitzer, V.
Reviewer(s): Clausnitzer, V., Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & Suhling, F. (Odonata Red List Authority)
Assessed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Global distribution: Widespread in tropical sub-Saharan Africa except rain forest areas, and Madagascar. In East Africa the species is common and widespread in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Malawi. Its occurrence in Burundi is assumed.
Angola (Angola); Botswana; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Kenya; Liberia; Madagascar; Malawi; Mozambique; Namibia; Nigeria; Senegal; South Africa; Tanzania, United Republic of; Togo; Uganda; Zimbabwe
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Population [top]

Population: Population size is unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Pools, slow streams and rivers, lake shores with dense aquatic vegetation.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Bibliography [top]

Dijkstra, K.-D.B. and Clausnitzer, V. in press. The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Eastern Africa (Odonata). Studies in Afrotropical Zoology (Monograph Series of the Africa Museum in Tervuren, Belgium).

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

Pinhey, E. 1961. A survey of the dragonflies of Eastern Africa. British Museum (Natural History), London.

Citation: Clausnitzer, V. 2006. Aethriamanta rezia. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.
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