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.


Olpogastra lugubris is widespread in Sub-Saharan Africa. It does not occur in the Cape or indeed in most of South Africa; it is known only from three specimens from the Kruger National Park and one from the Limpopo Province.

Population trend


The population size is unknown.


Water pollution and destruction of habitats due to agriculture are threats to this species.

Uses and trade

This species is not used.


Monitoring of the population trend is needed.

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