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 Africa except from dense rainforest. It is probably present in all West African nations but many records must be confirmed after confusion with O. stemmale. Egyptian records are misidentifications.

Population trend


The population size is unknown.


Drainage and destruction of swampy habitats due to agriculture is a threat to this species.

Uses and trade

This species is not used.


Monitoring of the population trend would be valuable.

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