Red List of South African Species

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Least Concern (LC)


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.


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


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


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

Uses and trade

This species is not utilised.


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

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