Coryphagrion grandis Morton, 1924
East Coast Giant

Type locality: Moa, Tanzania


The only species currently recognised in this genus. Please refer to the genus diagnosis and introduction for more information.

Habitat description

Small pockets of often temporary water in tree holes (and similar small containers) shaded by forest. Usually with coarse detritus. From 0 to 800 m above sea level.


confirmed: Kenya; Tanzania

Female © Viola Clausnitzer

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.


  • Morton, K.J. (1924). A new genus and new species of dragonflies from East Africa belonging to the Legion Podagrion (Odonata). Entomologist, 57, 217-220. [PDF file]
  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1962). Some records of Odonata collected in tropical Africa. Journal Entomological Society Southern Africa, 25, 20-50. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. [2024-06-23].