Red List of South African Species

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Least Concern (LC)

Rationale

This is a widespread species with no known major threats and it is not in decline. It is therefore assessed as Least Concern.

Distribution

This species is widespread in tropical Africa, yet many country records are suspect and require confirmation. In central Africa, it is known from Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola and Central African Republic. It is assumed in appropriate habitats in the entire region. In southern Africa, this species has been recorded in all countries except for Swaziland and Lesotho. In western Africa, this species is known from Cameroon to Sierra Leone.

Population trend

Trend

This is a fairly common species that is not in decline.

Threats

The main threats to this species are habitat loss due to agriculture and water pollution in the vicinity of cities.

Uses and trade

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

Conservation

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

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