Native Animals

Camacinia gigantea

Sultan
LC
Least Concern
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2010
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SSN 59131
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Taxonomy

Description

Camacinia gigantea (Sultan) is a dragonfly species in the family Libellulidae where the male has quite a similar colour and pattern to Neurothemis but very different habits. The female has similar characteristics to the male but pale colouring basal wing and less extensive. Its hindwing may measure up to 47 mm in male and 52 mm in female. The larvae are probably semi-pelagic and more elongate and lacking dorsal spine and lateral spine on Segment 8 of the abdomen (Orr, 2005).

This species is normally found in lowland ponds and lakes in open areas, especially along the landward margins of mangroves. It is widespread but rare in the Indo-Australian tropics (Orr, 2005).

Habitats

No Description Suitability Seasonality
1
Forest → Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Forest Vegetation Above High Tide Level
Suitable Unknown
2
Marine Coastal/Supratidal → Coastal Freshwater Lakes
Unknown Unknown
3
Wetlands → Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools [under 8 ha]
Suitable Unknown
4
Wetlands → Permanent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Marshes/Pools
Unknown Unknown
5
Wetlands → Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools [under 8 ha]
Suitable Unknown
6
Wetlands → Seasonal/Intermittent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Marshes/Pools
Unknown Unknown
References : http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/classification-schemes/habitats-classification-scheme-ver3

Assessment

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

Location

by State Location
  • Sarawak 1
  • Selangor 1
Based on publications, specimens, and images

Specimen

Collection Center   Total
1

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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), 1-22. http://www.dragonflyfund.org/images/reports/FSSEAPIO_21_Choong_et_al_2017.pdf
  2. Choong, C.Y., Alwen, B.M. & Tan, C.C. (2018). Odonata (insecta) fauna of Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia. SERANGGA 23 (2), 49-58. http://journalarticle.ukm.my/13949/
  3. 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), 1-18
  4. 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), 1-22
  5. Kemp, R.G. & Kemp, G.S. (1989). Some Dragonfly Records from the States of Pahang and Perak, West Malaysia. Notulae Odonatologicae 3 (3), 37-40. http://natuurtijdschriften.nl/download?type=document;docid=593427

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Choong Chee Yen, 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

Species Citation :- Camacinia gigantea. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/59131. [Retrieved 15 August 2022].

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