Spine-crowned Clubtail

Species Name: Gomphus abbreviatus

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Species Distribution in Massachusetts


Federal Rank: None

Massachusetts State Rank: Special Concern

Habitat Description

Large streams and river with silty and sandy bottoms, with adult inhabiting upland forested areas.

Threats to Survival

Water quality degradation, disruption of natural flooding regimes, extensive recreational use of rivers, degradation of upland borders of river systems.

Actions Recommended to Ensure Survival

Exact management needs unknown. Theorized that the best course of action would be to limit the impact human development has on their habitat.