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 unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category. Therefore, it is assessed as Least Concern.

Distribution

This species has been recorded from South Africa to Kenya and Uganda. The most northern record is from northern Kenya (Mount Marsabit), but it might occur in appropriate habitats in southern Ethiopia and South Sudan as well. In southern Africa, this species occurs in Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Presence is uncertain in Zambia. It does not occur in the arid southwest.

Population trend

Trend

The population size is unknown.

Threats

Water pollution and forest destruction due to agriculture and wood extraction are threats to this species.

Uses and trade

This species is not used.

Conservation

Monitoring of the population trend is required and habitat maintenance and restoration, and creation of corridors is needed.

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