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 eastern and southern Africa. There are also records from Nigeria.

Population trend


The population size is unknown.


Drainage and destruction of swampy habitats due to agriculture, and water pollution are inferred threats. However, this species is unlikely to be seriously under threat across its whole range.

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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