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. Therefore, it is assessed as Least Concern.


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


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


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.


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

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