Red List of South African Species

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Least Concern (LC)

Rationale

Diplacodes lefebvrii 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.

Distribution

Diplacodes lefebvrii is a very widespread and common species in Africa, across the Indian Ocean and into Eurasia and Europe. In Africa it is found nearly everywhere outside forest areas but it is not known from Western Sahara, Central African Republic, Burundi, Eritrea or Djibouti. Presence is uncertain in Lesotho. It is found from the Indian subcontinent to southwest Asia and Arabia. In the Mediterranean it is fairly common on the south and east coast. Its European range is confined to Cyprus, the Greek island of Rhodes and the southern half of the Iberian Peninsula.

Population trend

Trend

This species is widespread in the core of its area but population size is unknown.

Threats

Diplacodes lefebvrii is not under threat at the global scale, although local declines may occur due to habitat destruction and water pollution

Uses and trade

This species is not utilised.

Conservation

No conservation actions are required for this widespread species.

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