Red List of South African Species

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Least Concern (LC)

Rationale

Ceriagrion glabrum is a widespread species with no known major threats. The population is thought to be stable. It is therefore assessed as Least Concern.

Distribution

The Common Waxtail is widespread from South Africa to the Sahel and formerly occurred along the Nile River valley (Andres 1928). It reaches the southern half of the Arabian Peninsula, including Socotra.

Population trend

Trend

The population size is unknown but this species is often common to very abundant.

Threats

This species is not under any serious threats across its global range.

Uses and trade

This species is not utilised.

Conservation

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

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