Overview

Distribution

Range Description

The species has been recorded from Zambia, Angola to Uganda and western Africa.

In central Africa, it is known from Angola, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Zambia. Its presence in Congo is assumed.

In eastern Africa, it has been recorded in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda (various localities), Malawi and Burundi.

In southern Africa, this species is known only from Angola and northwest Zambia.

In western Africa, the species is known from Guinea to Nigeria.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This is a forest species.

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
Clausnitzer, V., Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & Suhling, F.

Reviewer/s
Dijkstra, K.-D.B., Clausnitzer, V., Suhling, F., Samways, M., Samraoui, B., Boudot, J.P., Kipping, J. (Odonata Red List Authority) & Allen, D. (IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit)

Contributor/s

Justification
This species is listed as Least Concern in all regions because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category.

History
  • 2009
    Least Concern
  • 2008
    Least Concern
    (IUCN 2009.2)
  • 2006
    Least Concern
    (IUCN 2006)
  • 2006
    Least Concern
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Population

Population
No information available.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
Forest destruction caused by agriculture is a threat to the species.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
No conservation measures known but information on taxonomy, population ecology, habitat status and population trends would be valuable.
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Wikipedia

Orthetrum austeni

Orthetrum austeni, the Giant Skimmer, is a species of dragonfly in family Libellulidae. It is found in Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, and Zambia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and rivers.

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