Acanthaeschna victoria


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Acanthaeschna victoria
Species Authority: Martin, 1901
Common Name(s):
English Thylacine Darner
Taxonomic Notes: Previous Red Lists had the genus name spelt as Acanthaeshna. Corrected in 2005 to Acanthaeschna.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1+2c ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Odonata Specialist Group
1994 Insufficiently Known (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Insufficiently Known (IUCN 1990)
1988 Vulnerable (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Australian endemic. Found in coastal north-eastern New South Wales and south-eastern Queensland.
Australia (New South Wales, Queensland)
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Population [top]

Population: Current population size is not known.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurs in coastal swamps.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threat to the species is draining of the coastal swamps urban and rural development.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known to be in place.

Citation: Odonata Specialist Group 1996. Acanthaeschna victoria. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 31 March 2015.
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