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

This species has been recorded from South Africa to Kenya and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In southern Africa, this species is widespread along the tropical rivers in all countries except Lesotho.

Population trend

Trend

This species seems to have stable subpopulations at most southern African rivers.

Threats

Water pollution and drainage and destruction of swampy habitats for agriculture are known to be negatively affecting to this species.

Uses and trade

This species is not used.

Conservation

No information is available on conservation actions in place but monitoring of the population trend would be valuable.

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