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Vulnerable (VU)


The few known localities are in the vicinity of farmland and threatened by water extraction and pollution. Syncordulia legator is assessed Vulnerable based on an extent of occurrence of 5,091 km², an area of occupancy of 44 km² and 10 locations. Some of the locations are fragmented and there is an ongoing threat of habitat degradation due to intensification of agriculture and water extraction.


Syncordulia legator is endemic to the south west Cape from the Cederberg in the north to the upper reaches of the Palmiet River in the south.

Population trend


There is no information for population size or population trend available.


Though no information is available, water course alteration, water pollution and invasive plants pose a threat to the habitat of this species.


More information on ecology and distribution of this species is needed.

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