|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Daniels, S.R. (University of Stellenbosch), Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Unit) and McIvor, A.
This newly-described species is assessed here as VU because it is presently known from nine localities, and an estimated extent of occurrence of less than 20,000 km². The area of occupancy is estimated to be less than 2,000 km² due to its restriction to the wetland habitats within its range (defined as isolated wetland areas that may be under threat from drainage and/or degradation). Despite the recency of the collections there is insufficient information on population size and trends and on the number of mature individuals to assess the species under criteria A, C, and D. It is assessed here as VU due to the long-term threats to the extent and quality of its wetland habitat, the fragmentary nature of this habitat, and its relatively localized distributional range.
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|Range Description:||South Africa: Kwa-Zulu Natal Province. This medium-sized species is endemic to swamp forests in northeastern Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. It is known from localities in the University of Zululand near Empangani, the Mdibi swamp forest near Richards Bay, and the Mapelane Nature Reserve. Additional localities include the Mkuze Game Reserve, False Bay Park, Ntambanana, Mtubatuba, and Hluhluwe Game Reserve, all in northeastern Kwa-Zulu Natal. An unconfirmed locality in the Amatikulu River would represent the southernmost limit of the species.|
South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal)
|♦ Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:||<=2,000|
|♦ Number of Locations:||9|
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