Red List of South African Species

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Least Concern (LC)


This is a widespread species with no known major threats. It is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category. It is assessed as Least Concern.


Azuragrion nigridorsum ranges from South Africa to Ethiopia and Oman and Yemen in the south of the Arabian Peninsula, including Socotra. It also occurs in Madagascar. The westernmost records of this species (Niger, Mali, Guinea-Bissau, Cameroon) are most likely misidentifications and should pertain to A. vansomereni (the Guinea-Bissau record is illustrated and clearly belong to that species).

Population trend


The population size is unknown.


The main threats to this species are drainage and destruction of swampy habitats due to agriculture.

Uses and trade

This species is not utilised.


No conservation measures are known but information on taxonomy, population ecology, habitat status and population trends would be valuable.

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