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

Palpopleura lucia is widespread in Sub-Saharan Africa, except in dense rainforest, and also occurs in Madagascar. Palpopleura portia has formerly been regarded as a form of P. lucia and therefore, the distribution information of the two species is sometimes pooled.

Population trend

Trend

No information is available on the population.

Threats

Water pollution and drainage and destruction of swampy habitats caused by agriculture are threats to this species.

Uses and trade

This species is not used.

Conservation

No information is available on conservation actions but research into and monitoring of the population trend would be valuable.

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