Acisoma panorpoides


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Acisoma panorpoides
Species Authority: Rambur, 1842
Infra-specific Taxa Assessed:
Common Name(s):
English Grizzled Pintail

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Clausnitzer, V. & Suhling, F.
Reviewer(s): Simaika, J. & Kipping, J.
Acisoma panorpoides is listed 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 threatened category.
2006 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Acisoma panorpoides is widespread in Africa (except dense rain forest), southern Europe, Middle East, southern Asia, and Indian Ocean Islands.
Algeria; Angola (Angola); Benin; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Chad; China; Côte d'Ivoire; Egypt; Equatorial Guinea; Ethiopia; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Hong Kong; India; Indonesia; Japan; Kenya; Liberia; Libya; Madagascar; Malawi; Malaysia; Mozambique; Myanmar; Namibia; Nepal; Nigeria; Pakistan; Philippines; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Singapore; South Africa; Sri Lanka; Swaziland; Taiwan, Province of China; Tanzania, United Republic of; Thailand; Togo; Uganda; Viet Nam; Zambia; Zimbabwe
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Swampy and well-vegetated open habitats.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Drainage and destruction of swampy habitats may be a potential threat in some parts of its range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Bibliography [top]

IUCN. 2009. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2009.2). Available at: (Accessed: 3 November 2009).

Citation: Clausnitzer, V. & Suhling, F. 2009. Acisoma panorpoides. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 02 September 2015.
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