Red List of South African Species

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Least Concern (LC)


Trithemis dorsalis is a widespread species with no known major widespread threats and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category. It is assessed as Least Concern.


Trithemis dorsalis is common in the highland areas of eastern Africa, ranging from the Cape in South Africa to Kenya and eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Old records from Sierra Leone and Guinea are considered erroneous.

Population trend


The population size is unknown.


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

Uses and trade

This species is not used.


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

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