Species Name: Gomphus abbreviatus
Species Distribution in Massachusetts
Federal Rank: None
Massachusetts State Rank: Special Concern
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.