Check List 17(1): 59-62, doi: 10.15560/17.1.59
New records of the Critically Endangered Leptagrion acutum Santos, 1961 (Odonata, Coenagrionidae) from southern Bahia, Brazil
expand article infoCintia Santos, Laís R. Santos, Marciel E. Rodrigues
‡ Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz, Ilhéus, Brazil
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Leptagrion acutum Santos, 1961 is endemic to Brazil and, since 2003, listed as Critically Endangered in the Red Book of Threatened Brazilian Fauna. In this study, L. acutum is recorded for the first time from the state of Bahia, expanding known occurrences of this species to northern areas of the Atlantic Forest. Three males were collected in the Veracel Station Private Reserve of Natural Heritage. Information concerning distributional records of rare or endangered species is essential because it can add to species’ occurrence records and assist in future Red List assessments.

Atlantic Forest, damselfly, distribution records, endangered species, phytotelmata, Zygoptera