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.


Orthetrum caffrum ranges from southern Africa and Comoros to the Sahel and the southwestern Red Sea coastal mountain ranges of Yemen and Saudi Arabia in the Arabian Peninsula.

Population trend


There is no information available on the population.


This species is widespread and not under threat at the global scale, although subpopulations may locally decline or go extinct due to water abstraction and pollution, and destruction of its habitats due to agriculture.

Uses and trade

This species is not utilised.


There is no information available on conservation measures already in place or proposed for this species.

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