Red List of South African Species

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Least Concern (LC)

Rationale

Pseudagrion commoniae 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 listed as Least Concern.

Distribution

Pseudagrion commoniae is common and widespread in the eastern part of Africa from South Africa to Ethiopia. In southern Africa, this species occurs along perennial rivers in the tropical north, southwards to Natal. It is not found in the arid southwest or at the Cape. In northeastern Africa, this species is listed by Tsuda for Somalia and by Förster (1902) for Eritrea, but both records need confirmation and are not included in this assessment.

Population trend

Trend

The population size is unknown.

Threats

Water pollution and deforestation of 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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