Red List of South African Species

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Least Concern (LC)

Rationale (Changed due to Same category and criteria)

Mesocnemis singularis is assessed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category.


The species is widespread in sub-Saharan Africa, ranging from Sierra Leone to South Sudan and southwards to South Africa.

Population trend


The population size is unknown.


Water pollution and agriculture are considered to be potential threats to this species.

Uses and trade

This species is not used.


Monitoring of this species is needed.

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