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. It is currently assessed as Least Concern.

Distribution

Palpopleura portia is widespread in Sub-Saharan Africa, except dense rainforest. Palpopleura portia has formerly been regarded as form of P. lucia and therefore, the distribution information of the two species is sometimes pooled. In southern Africa, this species is widespread but in South Africa it does not occur in the arid southwest or at the Cape.

Population trend

Trend

No information is available on the population.

Threats

Drainage and destruction of swampy habitats caused by agriculture, and water pollution are threats to this species.

Uses and trade

This species is not used.

Conservation

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

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