Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Arthropoda > Class: Insecta > Order: Odonata > Family: Cordulegastridae > Genus: Cordulegaster > Species: Cordulegaster heros

Cordulegaster heros Theischinger, 1979

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Near Threatened (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Alpine - Poor
Continental - Good
Mediterranean - Poor
Pannonian - Good
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 1 other international agreement
Natura 2000 sites 108 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • rivers and lakes
  • wetlands
May also occur in
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code 4046


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2013-2018 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
ROSCI0125 Romania Munții Rodnei Map
SI3000215 Slovenia Mura Map
SKUEV0163 Slovakia Rudava Map
SKUEV0135 Slovakia Bocina Map
ROSCI0085 Romania Frumoasa Map
ROSCI0126 Romania Munții Țarcu Map
SKUEV0218 Slovakia Mociarka Map
SI3000101 Slovenia Gozd Olševek - Adergas Map
SI3000275 Slovenia Rašica Map
SI3000214 Slovenia Ličenca pri Poljčanah Map
IT3341002 Italy Aree Carsiche della Venezia Giulia Map
SKUEV0267 Slovakia Biele hory Map
SI3000267 Slovenia Gorjanci - Radoha Map
BG0001389 Bulgaria Sredna gora Map
SI3000256 Slovenia Krimsko hribovje - Menišija Map
HUDD20030 Hungary Mecsek Map
ROSCI0031 Romania Cheile Nerei - Beușnița Map
SKUEV0104 Slovakia Homolske Karpaty Map
SKUEV0134 Slovakia Kulhan Map
SI3000266 Slovenia Kamenški potok Map
SKUEV0138 Slovakia Livinska jelsina Map
ROSCI0206 Romania Porțile de Fier Map
SKUEV0220 Slovakia Sastinsky potok Map
ROSCI0069 Romania Domogled - Valea Cernei Map
SI3000100 Slovenia Gozd Kranj - Škofja Loka Map
HUFH20012 Hungary Soproni-hegység Map
SI3000226 Slovenia Dolina Vipave Map
HUON20018 Hungary Őrség Map
HUON20020 Hungary Gyöngyös-patak és a kőszegi Alsó-rét Map
CZ0724091 Czech Republic Chřiby Map
SI3000268 Slovenia Dobrava - Jovsi Map
BG0000209 Bulgaria Pirin Map
BG0001040 Bulgaria Zapadna Stara planina i Predbalkan Map
SKUEV0225 Slovakia Muranska planina Map
SI3000225 Slovenia Dolina Branice Map
BG0000211 Bulgaria Tvardishka planina Map
BG0001030 Bulgaria Rodopi - Zapadni Map
SKUEV0276 Slovakia Kuchynska hornatina Map
SKUEV0366 Slovakia Driencansky kras Map
ROSCI0260 Romania Valea Cepelor Map
BG0000366 Bulgaria Kresna - Ilindentsi Map
HUON20002 Hungary Kőszegi-hegység Map
ROSCI0135 Romania Pădurea Bârnova - Repedea Map
SKUEV0179 Slovakia Cerveny rybnik Map
SI3000221 Slovenia Goričko Map
SKUEV0285 Slovakia Aluvium Murana Map
SI3000270 Slovenia Pohorje Map
SI3000263 Slovenia Kočevsko Map
SI3000005 Slovenia Mateča voda in Bistrica Map
IT3340006 Italy Carso Triestino e Goriziano Map
ROSCI0013 Romania Bucegi Map
ROSCI0070 Romania Drocea Map
SI3000271 Slovenia Ljubljansko barje Map
ROSCI0247 Romania Tinovul Mare Poiana Stampei Map
SI3000006 Slovenia Ježevec Map
SKUEV0162 Slovakia Grgas Map
ROSCI0129 Romania Nordul Gorjului de Vest Map
SKUEV0388 Slovakia Vydrica Map
SKUEV0024 Slovakia Hradna dolina Map
SI3000125 Slovenia Kožbana Map
BG0000495 Bulgaria Rila Map
BG0001307 Bulgaria Plana Map
SKUEV0217 Slovakia Ondriasov potok Map
SI3000117 Slovenia Haloze - vinorodne Map
SI3000212 Slovenia Slovenska Istra Map
SKUEV0173 Slovakia Kotlina Map
BG0001028 Bulgaria Sreden Pirin - Alibotush Map
AT1212A00 Austria Nordöstliche Randalpen: Hohe Wand - Schneeberg - Rax Map
AT1211A00 Austria Wienerwald - Thermenregion Map
AT2124000 Austria Untere Lavant Map
AT2230000 Austria Teile des südoststeirischen Hügellandes inklusive Höll und Grabenlandbäche Map
AT1123323 Austria Mattersburger Hügelland Map
AT2130000 Austria Lendspitz-Maiernigg Map
AT1302000 Austria Naturschutzgebiet Lainzer Tiergarten Map
AT1108813 Austria Bernstein - Lockenhaus - Rechnitz Map
AT1205A00 Austria Wachau Map
AT2120000 Austria Schütt - Graschelitzen Map
AT2126000 Austria Tiebelmündung - Bleistätter Moor Map
AT1217A00 Austria Strudengau - Nibelungengau Map
AT2225000 Austria Demmerkogel-Südhänge, Wellinggraben mit Sulm-, Saggau- und Laßnitzabschnitten und Pößnitzbach Map
ROSCI0292 Romania Coridorul Rusca Montană - Țarcu - Retezat Map
ROSCI0373 Romania Râul Mureș între Brănișca și Ilia Map
SKUEV1388 Slovakia Vydrica Map
SKUEV1276 Slovakia Kuchynská hornatina Map
SKUEV0526 Slovakia Kalaštovský potok Map
SKUEV1267 Slovakia Biele hory Map
HR2001115 Croatia Strahinjčica Map
HR2000583 Croatia Medvednica Map
HR2000371 Croatia Vršni dio Ivančice Map
HR2000580 Croatia Papuk Map
HR2000623 Croatia Šume na Dilj gori Map
HR2001356 Croatia Zrinska gora Map
HR2000369 Croatia Vršni dio Ravne gore Map
HR5000019 Croatia Gorski kotar i sjeverna Lika Map
HR2000586 Croatia Žumberak Samoborsko gorje Map
SI3000303 Slovenia Sotla s pritoki Map
SI3000338 Slovenia Krka s pritoki Map
SI3000313 Slovenia Vzhodni Kozjak Map
AT2148000 Austria Krampelgraben bei Höhenbergen Map
AT2151000 Austria Finkensteiner Moor Map
IT3330010 Italy Valle del Rio Smiardar Map
SKUEV2366 Slovakia Driencansky kras Map
SKUEV0967 Slovakia Modransko-trnanske pustaky Map
AT2172000 Austria Moore am Ossiacher Tauern Map
AT2252000 Austria Oberlauf des Schirningbaches mit Zubringerbächen sowie Unterlauf des Enzenbaches Map
HR2001512 Croatia Sovsko jezero Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

The species has no common names
No synonyms available.

Other resources

Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS search Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure

External data

European Environment Agency (EEA)
Kongens Nytorv 6
1050 Copenhagen K
Phone: +45 3336 7100