Red List of South African Species

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Least Concern (LC)


Macrodiplax cora is a widespread migrant which is tolerant to disturbance and capable of rapidly colonizing new habitats. It is assessed as Least Concern.


Macrodiplax cora is widespread in tropical Asia and Australasia and is known from south Asia, Australia and remote Indian and Pacific Oceans Islands, emphasizing its migrating and nomadic behaviour. To the west it reaches the south of the Arabian Peninsula, Socotra and Eastern Africa in Somalia. There is also one record from the northeastern tip of South Africa. This species is salt-tolerant and is mainly recorded from coastal lagoons, mangroves, estuaries, riverine pools, permanent and temporary ponds and swamps, except during nomadism and migrations where it can be found anywhere.

Population trend


This species is often common where it occurs.


This species is not threatened across its range.

Uses and trade

This species is not utilized.


No conservation actions are needed for this species.

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