Native Animals

Orthetrum sabina

Slender Skimmer
LC
Least Concern
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2020
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Description

Orthetrum Sabina (Slender Skimmer) is a dragonfly species belonging to family Libellulidae. Its hindwing may measure up to 34 mm in males and 36 mm in females. It can be recognized by pale yellowish green pattern and swollen abdomen on segment 1-3. The female has similar characteristics to male. The Slender Skimmer is commonly found in degraded, open habitats including drains, ponds and marshes; often forages at forest margins and in the canopy. Its larvae are found in a wide range of situations with muddy or leafy substrate and salt tolerance. It is widespread in old world tropics and subtropics (Orr, 2005).

Habitats

No Description Suitability Seasonality
1
Artificial - Aquatic → Aquaculture Ponds
Marginal Unknown
2
Artificial - Aquatic → Canals and Drainage Channels, Ditches
Suitable Unknown
3
Artificial - Aquatic → Excavations (open)
Marginal Unknown
4
Artificial - Aquatic → Irrigated Land [includes irrigation channels]
Suitable Unknown
5
Artificial - Aquatic → Ponds [below 8 ha]
Suitable Unknown
6
Artificial - Aquatic → Seasonally Flooded Agricultural Land
Suitable Unknown
7
Artificial - Aquatic → Wastewater Treatment Areas
Marginal Unknown
8
Artificial - Aquatic → Water Storage Areas [over 8 ha]
Suitable Unknown
9
Wetlands → Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands [generally over 8 ha]
Suitable Unknown
10
Wetlands → Freshwater Springs and Oases
Suitable Unknown
11
Wetlands → Permanent Freshwater Lakes [over 8 ha]
Suitable Unknown
12
Wetlands → Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools [under 8 ha]
Suitable Unknown
13
Wetlands → Permanent Rivers, Streams, Creeks [includes waterfalls]
Suitable Unknown
14
Wetlands → Permanent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Lakes
Suitable Unknown
15
Wetlands → Permanent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Marshes/Pools
Suitable Unknown
16
Wetlands → Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Lakes [over 8 ha]
Suitable Unknown
17
Wetlands → Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools [under 8 ha]
Suitable Unknown
18
Wetlands → Seasonal/Intermittent/Irregular Rivers, Streams, Creeks
Suitable Unknown
References : http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/classification-schemes/habitats-classification-scheme-ver3

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2020 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
3.1
2013 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
3.1
2010 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
3.1

Location

by State Location
  • Johore 2
  • Kedah 1
  • Sabah 1
  • Selangor 1
  • Terengganu 2
  • Federal Territories of Putrajaya 1
Based on publications, specimens, and images

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References

Article
  1. Abdul Aziz, M.A.A. & Mohamed, M. (2018). Diversity and Species Composition of Odonates (Insecta: Odonata) of Hutan Lipur Soga Perdana, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia: A Green Lung. Journal of Science and Technology 10 (2): pp. 1-9
  2. Chey, V.K. & Lim-Hasegawa, D. (2008). Insect fauna of Lake Linumunsut. Sepilok Bulletin 8: pp. 23-48
  3. Choong, C.Y., Dow, R.A. & Ng, Y.F. (2017). New records of Odonata from Kelantan, Malaysia, with a checklist of species recorded from the state. Journal of the International Dragonfly Fund (22): pp. 1-22
  4. Choong, C.Y., Alwen, B.M. & Tan, C.C. (2018). Odonata (insecta) fauna of Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia. SERANGGA 23 (2): pp. 49-58
  5. Choong, C.Y., Izzat-Husna, M. & Ahmad, A. (2016). Odonata (Insecta) Fauna of Tasek Bera Ramsar Site, Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia. Journal of Wildlife and Parks 31: pp. 39-48
  6. Choong, C.Y., Alwen, B.M., Izzat-Husna, M. & Ahmad, A. (2017). Odonata Fauna of Tioman Island, Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia. Journal of Wildlife and Parks 32: pp. 31-40
  7. Choong, C.Y. & Cheah, D.S.L. (2013). Odonata of Ayer Hitam Forest Reserve, Johor, Peninsular Malaysia. Faunistic Studies in South-East Asian and Pacific Island Odonata: Journal of the International Dragonfly Fund 2: pp. 1-11
  8. Chung, A.Y.C., Tangah, J. & Japir, R. (2018). Insect diversity as a tool to monitor the status of a rehabilitated mangrove site in Sabah. Sepilok Bulletin. 27: pp. 30-50
  9. Dow, R.A. & Reels, G.T. (2009). Expedition to Mount Dulit, Sarawak, August-September 2008 - Odonata -. International Dragonfly Fund - Report 19: pp. 1-16
  10. Dow, R.A., Choong, C.Y. & Ng, Y.F. (2017). New records of Odonata from Kedah, Malaysia in September 2016, with a checklist of species recorded from the state. Faunistic Studies in South-East Asian and Pacific Island Odonata: Journal of the International Dragonfly Fund (23): pp. 1-18
  11. Dow, R.A. (2012). Odonata collected at Gunung Pueh, Kuching Division, Sarawak, Malaysia in October 2012. International Dragonfly Fund - Report 54: pp. 1-25
  12. Dow, R.A. (2016). Odonata collected at the Samunsam Wildlife Sanctuary, Kuching Division, Sarawak, Malaysia in August 2015. Faunistic Studies in South-East Asian and Pacific Island Odonata: Journal of the International Dragonfly Fund (14): pp. 1-12
  13. Dow, R.A. & Ngiam, R.W.J. (2012). Odonata collected in the Hose Mountains, Kapit Division, Sarawak, Malaysia in April 2011. International Dragonfly Fund - Report 44: pp. 1-18
  14. Dow, R.A. & Reels, G.T. (2011). Odonata from a remnant patch of disturbed peatswamp forest on the outskirts of Kuching, west Sarawak. Agrion, 15(2): 50-51.
  15. Dow, R.A., Choong, C.Y. & Ng, Y.F. (2016). Records of Odonata from Perlis, Malaysia in August 2015, with a checklist of species recorded from the state. Faunistic Studies in South-East Asian and Pacific Island Odonata: Journal of the International Dragonfly Fund (16): pp. 1-22
  16. Dow, R.A. & Reels, G.T. (2010). The Odonata of three National Parks in Sarawak. Agrion , Vol. 14 (1): pp. 14-19
  17. Norma-Rashid, Y. (2010). Dragonflies (Odonata) of Bachok Coast, Kelantan and Promoting Common Names. Malaysian Journal of Science 29: pp. 73-79
  18. Norma-Rashid, Y. (2009). Odonata Diversity With One New Record for Malaysia in the Kenaboi Forest Reserve, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Science 28 (4): pp. 65-72
  19. Wahizatul Afzan, A., Julia, J. & Ahmad, A. (2006). Diversity and Distribution of Dragonflies (Insecta: Odonata) in Sekayu Recreational Forest, Terengganu. Journal of Sustainability Science & Management 1 (2): pp. 97-106
Book
  1. The Network of Protected Forests in Telupid, Sabah: Biodiversity & Conservation in the Heart of Borneo, 2014. Sabah Forestry Department, Sabah, Malaysia. pp. 155.
  2. Abdul Rahman, A.R., Mohd Nasir, A.H., Ahmad Fadzil, A.M., Richard, A.M. & Latiff, A. (2014). Hutan Gunung Besar Hantu, Negeri Sembilan: Pengurusan Hutan, Persekitaran Fizikal dan Kepelbagaian Biologi. Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 254.
  3. Abdul Rahman, A.R., Mohd Nasir, A.H., Azmi, N., Nor Hasliza, M.B. & Latiff, A. (2014). Hutan Simpan Gunung Tebu, Terengganu: Pengurusan Hutan, Persekitaran Fizikal dan Kepelbagaian Biologi. Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 343.
  4. Abdul Rahman, A.R., Koh, H.L., Muhamad, A., Wan Yusof, W.K. & Latiff, A. (2011). Hutan Simpan Melaka: Pengurusan Hutan, Persekitaran Fizikal, Kepelbagaian Biologi dan Socio-ekonomi. Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 315.
  5. Choong, C.Y., Yasser, M.A. & Nurfarhana-Hizan, H. (2018). Ancient Creatures: Dragonflies and Damselflies of Malaysia. Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources, Putrajaya, Malaysia. pp. 115. — [ Adobe PDF (PDF) ] — [ | eBook (EPUB) ]
  6. Jamilah, M.S. & Faridah, M. (2011). A Biological Assessment of Jambu Bongkok Forest Reserve, Terengganu and Nearby Ecosystem. Penerbit UMT, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia. pp. 1-84.
  7. Orr, A.G. (2005). A Pocket Guide: Dragonflies of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. Natural History Publication (Borneo) Sdn. Bhd., Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. pp. 127.
  8. Siti Azizah, M.N., Suhaila, A.H. & Nik Ahmad Irwan Izzauddin, N. H. (2019). Fungi, Insects and Spiders of Merbok. Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia. pp. 120.
Chapter in book
  1. Inventori Hidupan Liar di Putrajaya. In Pelan Pengurusan Hidupan Liar Putrajaya. PERHILITAN & Perbadanan Putrajaya. pp. 1-52.
  2. Ahmad, A., Wahizatul Afzan, A., Johari, M.N., Nurul Nadia, R. & Siti Aminah, M.S. (2011). Dragonfly of Jambu Bongkok Forest Reserve, Terengganu, Peninsular Malaysia. In Jamilah, M.S. & Faridah, M. (Eds.), A Biological Assessment of Jambu Bongkok Forest Reserve, Terengganu and Nearby Ecosystem. Penerbit UMT, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu. pp. 45-60.
  3. Ahmad, A., Fahmi-Ahmad, M. & Johari, M.N. (2011). Freshwater Fishes of Jambu Bongkok Forest Reserve, Terengganu, Peninsular Malaysia. In Jamilah, M.S. & Faridah, M. (Eds.), A Biological Assessment of Jambu Bongkok Forest Reserve, Terengganu and Nearby Ecosystem. Penerbit UMT, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu. pp. 31-43.
Journal
  1. Dow, R.A. & Unggang, J. The Odonata of Binyo Penyilam, a Unique Tropical Wetland Area in Bintulu Division, Sarawak, Malaysia. Journal of Threatened Taxa 2 (13), 2010, pp. 1349-1358
Report
  1. Report On Habitat And Ecological Research After Wavebreaker Project At Tanjung Piai Johor National Park. Perbadanan Taman Negara (Johor), Malaysia.
  2. Wilson, K.D.P. & Gibert, E. (2006). Survey of Odonata at Endau-Rompin, Peninsular Malaysia. Johor National Parks Corporation, Malaysia.

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Mrs. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Choong Chee Yen, Mrs. Hakimah Binti Jaafar, Ms. Mira Farzana Binti Mohamad Mokhtar, Mr. Mohd Fakrullah Salafusalam Bin Mohd Afandi, Mr. Muhammad Izzuddin Bin Hazan, Ms. Norazah Binti Norddin, Mrs. Nur Hazwanie Binti Abd Halim, Mrs. Nuramirah Binti Mat Zain, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Mrs. Siti Jumiah Binti Abdul Razak, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- Choong Chee Yen

Species Citation :- Orthetrum sabina. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/53962. [Retrieved 08 August 2022].

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