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Rare or threatened animals of Gold Coast local government area

Total number of species: 79

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Class Family Scientific Name Common Name Superseded NCA EPBC End. Wetland
mammals Delphinidae Sousa sahulensis Australian humpback dolphin V QAI I
mammals Balaenopteridae Balaenoptera musculus blue whale C E QAI
mammals Balaenopteridae Megaptera novaeangliae humpback whale V V QAI
mammals Balaenidae Eubalaena australis southern right whale C E QAI
mammals Dugongidae Dugong dugon dugong V QAI I
mammals Muridae Pseudomys novaehollandiae New Holland mouse V V QA
mammals Muridae Xeromys myoides water mouse V V QAI I
mammals Vespertilionidae Chalinolobus dwyeri large-eared pied bat V V QA
mammals Pteropodidae Pteropus poliocephalus grey-headed flying-fox C V QA
mammals Macropodidae Petrogale penicillata brush-tailed rock-wallaby V V QA
mammals Potoroidae Potorous tridactylus tridactylus long-nosed potoroo V V QA
mammals Pseudocheiridae Petauroides armillatus central greater glider V V QA
mammals Phascolarctidae Phascolarctos cinereus koala V V QA
mammals Dasyuridae Antechinus arktos black-tailed antechinus E E QA
mammals Dasyuridae Dasyurus maculatus maculatus spotted-tailed quoll (southern subspecies) E E QA
birds Meliphagidae Anthochaera phrygia regent honeyeater CR CE QA
birds Dasyornithidae Dasyornis brachypterus eastern bristlebird E E QA
birds Atrichornithidae Atrichornis rufescens rufous scrub-bird V E QA
birds Menuridae Menura alberti Albert's lyrebird NT QA
birds Strigidae Ninox strenua powerful owl V QA
birds Psittacidae Cyclopsitta diophthalma coxeni Coxen's fig-parrot E E QA
birds Psittacidae Lathamus discolor swift parrot E CE QA
birds Cacatuidae Calyptorhynchus lathami glossy black-cockatoo V QA
birds Cacatuidae Calyptorhynchus lathami lathami glossy black-cockatoo (eastern) V QA
birds Turnicidae Turnix melanogaster black-breasted button-quail V V QA
birds Scolopacidae Calidris canutus red knot E E QAI I
birds Scolopacidae Calidris ferruginea curlew sandpiper CR CE QAI I
birds Scolopacidae Calidris tenuirostris great knot CR CE QAI I
birds Scolopacidae Limosa lapponica baueri Western Alaskan bar-tailed godwit V V QAI I
birds Scolopacidae Numenius madagascariensis eastern curlew E CE QAI I
birds Rostratulidae Rostratula australis Australian painted snipe E E QA I
birds Charadriidae Charadrius leschenaultii greater sand plover V V QAI I
birds Charadriidae Charadrius mongolus lesser sand plover E E QAI I
birds Charadriidae Thinornis cucullatus hooded plover C V VA I
birds Burhinidae Esacus magnirostris beach stone-curlew V QAI I
birds Falconidae Falco hypoleucos grey falcon V V QA
birds Accipitridae Erythrotriorchis radiatus red goshawk E V QA
birds Ardeidae Botaurus poiciloptilus Australasian bittern E E QAI I
birds Procellariidae Ardenna pacifica wedge-tailed shearwater V QAI
birds Procellariidae Macronectes giganteus southern giant-petrel E E QAI
birds Procellariidae Macronectes halli northern giant-petrel V V VU
birds Procellariidae Pterodroma heraldica Herald petrel CR CE QAI
birds Procellariidae Pterodroma leucoptera leucoptera Gould's petrel (Australian subspecies) C E QAI
birds Procellariidae Pterodroma neglecta Kermadec petrel C V QAI
birds Diomedeidae Diomedea exulans wandering albatross V V QAI
birds Diomedeidae Thalassarche carteri Indian yellow-nosed albatross V V QAI
birds Diomedeidae Thalassarche cauta shy albatross E V QAI
birds Diomedeidae Thalassarche chrysostoma grey-headed albatross E E VU
birds Diomedeidae Thalassarche melanophris black-browed albatross SL V QAI
birds Apodidae Hirundapus caudacutus white-throated needletail V V QAI
birds Podargidae Podargus ocellatus plumiferus plumed frogmouth V QA
birds Columbidae Geophaps scripta scripta squatter pigeon (southern subspecies) V V QA
birds Phaethontidae Phaethon rubricauda red-tailed tropicbird V QAI
reptiles Elapidae Acanthophis antarcticus common death adder V QA
reptiles Scincidae Coeranoscincus reticulatus three-toed snake-tooth skink C V QA
reptiles Scincidae Karma tryoni Tryon's skink E QA
reptiles Dermochelyidae Dermochelys coriacea leatherback turtle E E QAI
reptiles Cheloniidae Caretta caretta loggerhead turtle E E QAI
reptiles Cheloniidae Chelonia mydas green turtle V V QAI
reptiles Cheloniidae Natator depressus flatback turtle V V QAI
reptiles Crocodylidae Crocodylus porosus estuarine crocodile V QAI I
amphibians Hylidae Litoria freycineti wallum rocketfrog V QA
amphibians Hylidae Litoria olongburensis wallum sedgefrog V V QA I
amphibians Hylidae Litoria pearsoniana cascade treefrog V QA I
amphibians Hylidae Litoria sp. cf. cooloolensis (North Stradbroke Is population) NT Q
amphibians Myobatrachidae Crinia tinnula wallum froglet V QA I
amphibians Myobatrachidae Mixophyes fleayi Fleay's barred frog E E QA
amphibians Myobatrachidae Mixophyes iteratus giant barred frog V E QA
amphibians Limnodynastidae Adelotus brevis tusked frog V QA I
lobe-finned fishes Ceratodontidae Neoceratodus forsteri Australian lungfish V Q I
ray-finned fishes Percichthyidae Maccullochella mariensis Mary River cod E Q I
ray-finned fishes Percichthyidae Nannoperca oxleyana Oxleyan pygmy perch V E QA I
cartilaginous fishes Dasyatidae Hemitrygon fluviorum estuary stingray NT QAI I
cartilaginous fishes Odontaspididae Carcharias taurus greynurse shark E CE QAI I
cartilaginous fishes Rhincodontidae Rhincodon typus whale shark V QAI I
insects Lycaenidae Acrodipsas illidgei Illidge's ant-blue V QA
insects Nymphalidae Argynnis hyperbius inconstans Australian fritillary E CE QA
insects Papilionidae Ornithoptera richmondia Richmond birdwing V QA
malacostracans Parastacidae Euastacus maidae CR Q

Note: Wildlife statistics are based on information that has been submitted to the DES 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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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 and Science, Queensland (2013) Rare or threatened animals of Gold Coast local government area, WetlandInfo website, accessed 9 December 2021. Available at:

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