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 therefore assessed as Least Concern.

Distribution

This species is known from southern and eastern Africa. In Malawi it is known from Nkatha Bay and near Mount Mulanje. In southern Africa, this species is known from the larger tropical rivers: Zambezi, Okavango and Limpopo Rivers.

Population trend

Trend

In southern Africa, this species is locally common with large subpopulations, as typical for most Paragomphus species.

Threats

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

Uses and trade

This species is not used.

Conservation

No information is available on conservation actions in place for this species. Research is required into the population size and range, and monitoring of population trend is recommended.

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