Crenigomphus kavangoensis Suhling & Marais, 2006
Kavango Talontail

Type locality: Kavango River, Namibia


Male is similar to C. cornutus by (a) S8-9 without foliations; (b) cerci curved toward each other in dorsal view, with wide space between them; (c) epiproct with dorsal teeth near apex, and wide notch between very short branches. However, differs by (1) less widespread, currently known only at Okavango River; (2) cerci distinctly, rather than only slightly, longer than epiproct and S10. [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014]

Habitat description

Rivers in open landscapes. Mostly with a sandy bottom and often bare banks. Recorded at around 1000 m above sea level.


confirmed: Namibia; NOT confirmed: Angola

© Warwick Tarboton

Appendages (dorsal view)

Appendages (lateral view)

Map citation: Clausnitzer, V., K.-D.B. Dijkstra, R. Koch, J.-P. Boudot, W.R.T. Darwall, J. Kipping, B. Samraoui, M.J. Samways, J.P. Simaika & F. Suhling, 2012. Focus on African Freshwaters: hotspots of dragonfly diversity and conservation concern. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10: 129-134.

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. [2024-07-21].