Stictonectes canariensis Machado, 1987



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status



From (Nilsson et al., 1998):

"Stictonectes canariensis Machado, 1987 GC

In Gran Canaria, this species was first collected at Teror in 1971 (Machado 1987b). Nine more recent records were listed by Machado (1987b) and Balke et al. (1990). Besides the six localities listed in Table 3, we can add also Soria 3. The larva of this species was recently described by Alarie & Nilsson (1997)."



Canary Islands, North Africa


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Machado, A. (1987). Los Ditiscidos de las Islas Canarias (Coleóptera, Dytiscidae). Instituto de Estudios Canarios, La Laguna: 81 pp.


Other references:

Alarie, Yves and Nilsson, Anders N. (1997). Larvae of Stictonectes Brinck: Generic Characteristics, Description of S. canariensis Machado, and Analysis of Phylogenetic Relationships with Other Genera of the Tribe Hydroporini (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 51(2): 120-139. [Abstract]

Balke, M., Hendrich, L. and Cuppen, J. G. M. (1990). Wasserkàfer von den Islas Canarias (Coleóptera : Haliplidae, Dytiscidae, Gyrinidae, Hydrochidae, Hydrophilidae, Hydraenidae, Dryopidae). Entomofauna, 11 : 349-373.

Lüderitz, Volker et al. (2016). Freshwater endemic species and the ecological status of streams in the Canary Islands. Journal of Mediterranean Ecology 14: 45-54.

Nilsson, A. N., Malmqvist, B., Báez, M., Blackburn, J. H. and Armitage, P. D. (1998). Stream insects and gastropods in the island of Gran Canaria (Spain). Annls Limnol. 34(4): 413-435.


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