Overview

Distribution

Range Description

The species is endemic to the Canary Islands and to Madeira.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It is found mostly in running waters but also occurs in standing waters.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
  • Freshwater
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2010

Assessor/s
Kalkman, V.J.

Reviewer/s
De Knijf, G., Ferreira, S. & Riservato, E.

Contributor/s

Justification
European regional assessment: Least Concern (LC)
EU 27 assessment: Least Concern (LC)

The species is widespread and flourishing within its range and does not seem to be threatened. Therefore it is assessed as Least Concern.

History
  • 2006
    Endangered
    (IUCN 2006)
  • 2006
    Endangered
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Population

Population
The populations are widespread and flourishing on some of those island (Boudot et al. 2009).

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
The populations do not seem to be in decline at the moment. Water use for tourism is the main possible threat to this species.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
No conservation measures are needed.
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Wikipedia

Sympetrum nigrifemur

The Island Darter (Sympetrum nigrifemur) is a species of dragonfly in the family Libellulidae. It is found in Portugal and Spain. Its natural habitats are rivers, intermittent rivers, intermittent freshwater marshes, and ponds.

S. nigrifemur may be a subspecies of Common Darter, S. striolatum.

References

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