Red List of South African Species

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Least Concern (LC)


This species is assessed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category.


This species is widespread in tropical sub-Saharan Africa and also occurs in Madagascar.

Population trend


The population size is unknown.


The main threat to this species is drainage and destruction of swampy habitats due to agriculture.

Uses and trade

There is no use or trade information available for this species.


No conservation measures are known but information on taxonomy, population ecology, habitat status and population trends would be valuable. Habitat/site based conservation is also required.

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