Red List of South African Species

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Least Concern (LC)


Ischnura senegalensis is a very widespread and common species that occupies a broad range of habitats and is tolerant to disturbance and pollution. It is assessed as Least Concern.


Ischnura senegalensis is extremely widespread in tropical and subtropical parts of the old world, extending from Africa to Japan and south to western New Guinea. Within political Europe, it is known only from a minute colony in Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain). It is lacking from areas with intact forest cover.

Population trend


This is an extremely common species over much of its range.


This species is not threatened at the global scale, although local decreases and extinctions may occur due to habitat destruction and water pollution.

Uses and trade

This species is not utilised.


No conservation actions are needed for this species.

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