Red List of South African Species

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Least Concern (LC)


Trithemis furva 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.


Trithemis furva is widespread from the south of Africa to Nigeria and the Red Sea coasts of eastern Africa and southwestern Arabia. In Africa, it is widespread in southern and eastern Africa from South Africa to Ethiopia.

Trithemis furva is widespread in the Red Sea mountains of Saudi Arabia and Yemen. Twenty-eight records are available from 22 different localities in 20 sites over 81,300 km². Twenty-nine percent of the records date from 1990 onwards but no record has been published since 1996. This is most likely due to a decrease of field work, caused by political instability and regional conflicts.

Population trend


The population size is unknown.


This species is not under threat at the global scale, although pollution and over-use of water by humans may cause it to decline locally.

Uses and trade

This species is not utilised.


No conservation measures are known but research into population size and range, biology and ecology, habitat status and threats, and monitoring of the population trend would be valuable.

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