Red List of South African Species

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Least Concern (LC)


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 therefore assessed as Least Concern.


This species is widespread in tropical sub-Saharan Africa and has been recorded for most countries.

Population trend


The population size is unknown.


Drainage and destruction of swampy habitats due to agriculture and wood extraction, and water pollution are threats to this species. In southern Africa, locally introduced sticky grasses (Setaria) may affect the population.

Uses and trade

This species is not used.


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

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