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Wildlife of Coral Sea IBRA subregion

Total number of species: 52

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Kingdom Class Family Scientific Name Common Name Superseded NCA EPBC End. Wetland
Status
animals mammals Muridae Rattus rattus black rat II
animals birds Estrildidae Lonchura castaneothorax chestnut-breasted mannikin C QAI
animals birds Hirundinidae Hirundo neoxena welcome swallow C QAI
animals birds Hirundinidae Petrochelidon nigricans tree martin C QAI
animals birds Monarchidae Grallina cyanoleuca magpie-lark C QAI
animals birds Monarchidae Myiagra rubecula leaden flycatcher C QAI
animals birds Campephagidae Coracina novaehollandiae black-faced cuckoo-shrike C QAI
animals birds Coraciidae Eurystomus orientalis dollarbird C QAI
animals birds Alcedinidae Todiramphus sanctus sacred kingfisher C QAI
animals birds Cuculidae Cuculus optatus oriental cuckoo SL QAI
animals birds Laridae Anous minutus black noddy C QAI
animals birds Laridae Anous stolidus brown noddy SL QA
animals birds Laridae Gygis alba white tern C VU
animals birds Laridae Hydroprogne caspia Caspian tern SL QAI I
animals birds Laridae Onychoprion anaethetus bridled tern SL QAI
animals birds Laridae Onychoprion fuscatus sooty tern C QAI
animals birds Laridae Sterna dougallii roseate tern SL QAI
animals birds Laridae Sterna sumatrana black-naped tern SL QAI
animals birds Laridae Sternula albifrons little tern SL QAI I
animals birds Laridae Thalasseus bergii crested tern SL QAI
animals birds Scolopacidae Actitis hypoleucos common sandpiper SL QAI I
animals birds Scolopacidae Arenaria interpres ruddy turnstone SL QAI I
animals birds Scolopacidae Limosa lapponica baueri Western Alaskan bar-tailed godwit V V QAI I
animals birds Scolopacidae Numenius madagascariensis eastern curlew E CE QAI I
animals birds Scolopacidae Numenius minutus little curlew SL QAI
animals birds Scolopacidae Numenius phaeopus whimbrel SL QAI I
animals birds Scolopacidae Tringa brevipes grey-tailed tattler SL QAI I
animals birds Scolopacidae Tringa incana wandering tattler SL QAI I
animals birds Charadriidae Pluvialis fulva Pacific golden plover SL QAI I
animals birds Charadriidae Vanellus miles masked lapwing C QAI
animals birds Rallidae Gallirallus philippensis buff-banded rail C QAI
animals birds Rallidae Porphyrio melanotus purple swamphen C QAI
animals birds Falconidae Falco cenchroides nankeen kestrel C QAI
animals birds Ardeidae Egretta novaehollandiae white-faced heron C QAI
animals birds Ardeidae Egretta sacra eastern reef egret C QAI I
animals birds Phalacrocoracidae Phalacrocorax sulcirostris little black cormorant C QA I
animals birds Sulidae Sula dactylatra masked booby SL QAI
animals birds Sulidae Sula leucogaster brown booby SL QAI
animals birds Sulidae Sula sula red-footed booby SL QAI
animals birds Fregatidae Fregata ariel lesser frigatebird SL QAI
animals birds Fregatidae Fregata minor great frigatebird SL QAI
animals birds Procellariidae Ardenna pacifica wedge-tailed shearwater V QAI
animals birds Procellariidae Pseudobulweria rostrata Tahiti petrel C QAI
animals birds Columbidae Ducula bicolor pied imperial-pigeon C QAI
animals birds Phaethontidae Phaethon lepturus white-tailed tropicbird SL QAI
animals birds Phaethontidae Phaethon rubricauda red-tailed tropicbird V QAI
animals reptiles Elapidae Aipysurus duboisii Dubois's sea snake C QAI
animals reptiles Elapidae Hydrophis peronii horned sea snake C QAI I
animals reptiles Gekkonidae Lepidodactylus lugubris mourning gecko C QI
animals reptiles Cheloniidae Chelonia mydas green turtle V V QAI
plants land plants Nyctaginaceae Boerhavia U
plants land plants Zygophyllaceae Tribulus cistoides bulls head vine C QAI

Note: Wildlife statistics are based on information that has been submitted to the DESI WildNet database and converted to a 10km² grid. The grid information has been intersected with the mapping polygons to determine the species lists. Click here to view the species grid metadata.

Information from WildNet can also be accessed via Wildlife Online and WetlandMaps.

Rare or threatened includes species listed as extinct, extinct in the wild, critically endangered, endangered, vulnerable or conservation dependent under either the Nature Conservation Act or Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act

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Legend

Nature Conservation Act
NCA - Status under the Nature Conservation Act 1992
EX : Extinct
PE : Extinct in the wild
CR : Critically endangered
E : Endangered
V : Vulnerable
NT : Near threatened
C : Least concern
SL : Special least concern
I : International
P : Prohibited
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act
EPBC - Status under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
EX : Extinct
XW : Extinct in the wild
CE : Critically endangered
E : Endangered
V : Vulnerable
CD : Conservation dependent
End. - Endemicity
Q : Queensland endemic - naturally occurs in Queensland
QA : Intranational - naturally occurs in Queensland and interstate
QAI : Not endemic to Australia - naturally occurs in Queensland, interstate and overseas
QI : Regional endemic - naturally occurs in Queensland and overseas
VA : Vagrant (Intranational) - normally occurs interstate
VI : Vagrant (International) - normally occurs overseas
VU : Vagrant (Unknown)
IA : Introduced (Intranational) - naturalised from interstate
II : Introduced (International) - naturalised from overseas
IU : Introduced - unknown origin
U : Unknown endemicity - native
Wetland Status
I : Wetland indicator species


This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2013) Wildlife of Coral Sea IBRA subregion, WetlandInfo website, accessed 5 March 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/facts-maps/wildlife/?AreaID=ibra-subregion-coral-sea

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