Native Animals

Zygonyx iris

Iridescent Stream Glider
LC
Least Concern
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2010
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SSN 54236
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Taxonomy

Description

Zygonyx iris, or commonly known as iridescent stream glider, is a common species of moderate to fast streams with rivulets in semi-open terrain. It is a dark metallic blue dragonfly with brown eyes and broad humeral stripe in yellow thorax. It breeds in the swift rocky streams. The larvae cling on rock surfaces in fast-flowing streams and rivers by using their long legs and twin claws (Orr, 2005). Seemingly, the larva migrates to second or third order streams during their late instars from where they emerge. Z. iris is a generalist predator as it consumes epibenthic prey taxa in proportion to their abundance in the environment. This dragonfly tirelessly flies back and forth across a beat along a hill stream and rarely perch. This genus was found at Sungai Tan Hain, and Sungai Papan. It is widespread throughout the world.

Assessment

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

Location

by State Location
  • Kedah 3
  • Perak 1
Based on publications, specimens, and images

Specimen

Collection Center   Total
3

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Aishah Hani Azil (Dr.)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
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Amirrudin Bin Ahmad (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
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Azidah Abdul Aziz (Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
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Fatimah Abang (Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
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Heo Chong Chin (Dr.)
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
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Khaironizam Md Zain (Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
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Liew Thor Seng (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
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Nivaarani Arumugam (Ms.)
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
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Noor Azrizal Bin Abdul Wahid (Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
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Noorhidayah Mamat (Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
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Raja Muhammad Zuha (Dr.)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
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Rosli Hashim (Prof. Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
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Suhaila Abd Hamid (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
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Sze Huei Yek (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
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Tan Li Peng (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
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PM - Peninsular Malaysia; SBH - Sabah; SWK - Sarawak; SEA - Southeast Asia; W - World;

References

Article
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Dow, R.A. & Reels, G.T. (2009). Expedition to Mount Dulit, Sarawak, August-September 2008 - Odonata -. International Dragonfly Fund - Report 19: pp. 1-16
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Izzat-Husna, M. & Ahmad, A. (2014). Odonata (Class Insecta) Of Sungkai Wildlife Reserve, Perak, Malaysia. Journal of Wildlife and Parks 29: pp. 23-30
  9. 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
  10. 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. Abdul Rahman, A.R., Mohd Nasir, A.H., Mohamed Zin, Y., Richard, A.M. & Latiff, A. (2013). Banjaran Bintang Gunung Inas, Kedah: Pengurusan Hutan, Persekitaran Fizikal dan Kepelbagaian Biologi, Issue/No. . Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 245.
  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, Issue/No. . Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 254.
  3. Choong, C.Y., Yasser, M.A. & Nurfarhana-Hizan, H. (2018). Ancient Creatures: Dragonflies and Damselflies of Malaysia, Issue/No. . Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources, Putrajaya, Malaysia. pp. 115. — [ Adobe PDF (PDF) ] — [ | eBook (EPUB) ]
  4. Nik Ahmad Irwan Izzauddin, N. H., Suhaila, A.H. & Zarul, H.H. (2019). Royal Belum-Temengor Rainforest : The Hidden Treasure of Perak, Issue/No. . Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia and Kementerian Air, Tanah dan Sumber Asli. pp. 300.
  5. Siti Azizah, M.N., Suhaila, A.H. & Nik Ahmad Irwan Izzauddin, N. H. (2019). Fungi, Insects and Spiders of Merbok, Issue/No. . Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia. pp. 120.
Chapter in book
  1. Ng, Y.F. & Choong, C.Y. (2010). Dragonflies (Odonata) of Fraser's Hill, Pahang. In Jumaat, H.A., Gasim, M.B., Sakawi, Z., Er, A.C., Zulfahmi, A.R., Tambi, N. & Juhari, M.A.A. (Eds.), Bio-kejuruteraan Penilaian Ekosistem & Spesies 2010, Bukit Fraser: Kesihatan Persekitaran untuk Kesejahteraan Masa Hadapan. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia & Tourism Pahang, Perbadanan Kemajuan Bukit Fraser. pp. 45-50.
Report
  1. Wilson, K.D.P. & Gibert, E. (2006). Survey of Odonata at Endau-Rompin, Peninsular Malaysia. Johor National Parks Corporation, Malaysia.

Acknowledgements :- Mr. Afham Ezani, Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Choong Chee Yen, Mrs. Hakimah Binti Jaafar, Mr. Mohamad Firdaus Bin Mohamad Ridzwan, Mr. Muhammad Izzuddin Bin Hazan, Ms. Norazah Binti Norddin, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Ms. Siti Zubaidah Binti Abdul Latif, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- Choong Chee Yen & USM

Species Citation :- Zygonyx iris. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/54236. [Retrieved 30 June 2022].

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