Red List of South African Species

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Least Concern (LC)

Rationale

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

Distribution

This species is widespread in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly along rivers, but is not present in the Cape in South Africa (Samways pers. comm.). Due to its former confusion with B. impartita, a similar species, which occurs in northern Africa, Arabia and southern Europe, the presence in some countries in the zone, where both species occur, is still uncertain.

Population trend

Trend

Locally it has very high population density.

Threats

The main threats to this species are habitat loss due to agriculture and water pollution.

Uses and trade

This species is not used.

Conservation

No conservation actions are needed although research into the population trend would be valuable.

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