IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Biology

Occurs in vegetated pools of streams and rivers and lake margins. Feeds on aquatic insects and other small organisms. Breeds in summer, breeding pairs lay eggs on submerged roots and vegetation. Reaches maturity within a year. Generally confined to low-land and coastal plain regions but penetrates inland in larger systems such as the Limpopo (Ref. 7248).

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