Red List of South African Species

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Least Concern (LC)

Rationale

Trithemis stictica 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 therefore assessed as Least Concern.

Distribution

Trithemis stictica is widespread in Sub-Saharan Africa and has been recorded from South Africa to Ethiopia and Sierra Leone. In northeastern Africa, this species is recorded from Ethiopia, Sudan and Somalia. In southern Africa, this species occurs in most countries, particularly in regions with mountain streams. Its range in the central part of the region is not clear because subpopulations in the Okavango Basin and at the Kwando River have been identified as separate species, which may also occur more to the east (cf. Trithemis sp. nov.).

Population trend

Trend

The population size is unknown.

Threats

The major threats to this species are habitat loss through drainage and destruction/deforestation of swampy habitats caused by agriculture, and water pollution.

Uses and trade

This species is not used.

Conservation

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

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