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Wildlife of Howick Group National Park (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal Land)

Total number of species: 273

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Kingdom Class Family Scientific Name Common Name Superseded NCA EPBC End. Wetland
Status
animals mammals Delphinidae Sousa sahulensis Australian humpback dolphin V QAI I
animals mammals Emballonuridae Taphozous australis coastal sheathtail bat NT QAI
animals birds Nectariniidae Cinnyris jugularis olive-backed sunbird C QAI
animals birds Timaliidae Zosterops citrinella pale white-eye C QI
animals birds Monarchidae Myiagra rubecula leaden flycatcher C QAI
animals birds Dicruridae Dicrurus bracteatus spangled drongo C QAI
animals birds Dicruridae Dicrurus bracteatus bracteatus spangled drongo (eastern Australia) C QAI
animals birds Artamidae Artamus leucorynchus white-breasted woodswallow C QA
animals birds Oriolidae Sphecotheres vieilloti Australasian figbird C QAI
animals birds Campephagidae Coracina novaehollandiae black-faced cuckoo-shrike C QAI
animals birds Meliphagidae Gavicalis versicolor varied honeyeater C QAI
animals birds Meliphagidae Lichmera indistincta brown honeyeater C QA
animals birds Meliphagidae Meliphaga gracilis graceful honeyeater C QAI
animals birds Meliphagidae Meliphaga lewinii Lewin's honeyeater C QA
animals birds Meliphagidae Philemon corniculatus noisy friarbird C QAI
animals birds Meliphagidae Trichodere cockerelli white-streaked honeyeater C Q
animals birds Meropidae Merops ornatus rainbow bee-eater C QAI
animals birds Halcyonidae Todiramphus macleayii forest kingfisher C QAI
animals birds Halcyonidae Todiramphus sanctus sacred kingfisher C QAI
animals birds Halcyonidae Todiramphus sordidus Torresian kingfisher C QAI I
animals birds Alcedinidae Ceyx pusillus little kingfisher C QAI I
animals birds Cuculidae Centropus phasianinus pheasant coucal C QA
animals birds Laridae Anous minutus black noddy C QAI
animals birds Laridae Anous stolidus common noddy SL QA
animals birds Laridae Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae silver gull C QAI
animals birds Laridae Gelochelidon nilotica gull-billed tern SL QAI
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 hirundo common tern SL QAI
animals birds Laridae Sterna striata white-fronted tern C 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 bengalensis lesser crested tern C 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 Calidris acuminata sharp-tailed sandpiper SL QAI I
animals birds Scolopacidae Calidris alba sanderling SL QAI I
animals birds Scolopacidae Calidris ferruginea curlew sandpiper E CE QAI I
animals birds Scolopacidae Calidris ruficollis red-necked stint SL QAI I
animals birds Scolopacidae Calidris tenuirostris great knot E CE QAI I
animals birds Scolopacidae Heteroscelus sp. U
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 glareola wood sandpiper SL QAI I
animals birds Scolopacidae Tringa incana wandering tattler SL QAI I
animals birds Scolopacidae Tringa nebularia common greenshank SL QAI I
animals birds Scolopacidae Xenus cinereus terek sandpiper SL QAI I
animals birds Charadriidae Charadrius leschenaultii greater sand plover V V QAI I
animals birds Charadriidae Charadrius mongolus lesser sand plover E E QAI I
animals birds Charadriidae Charadrius veredus oriental plover SL QAI I
animals birds Charadriidae Pluvialis fulva Pacific golden plover SL QAI I
animals birds Charadriidae Pluvialis squatarola grey plover SL QAI I
animals birds Haematopodidae Haematopus fuliginosus sooty oystercatcher C QA I
animals birds Haematopodidae Haematopus longirostris Australian pied oystercatcher C QAI
animals birds Burhinidae Esacus magnirostris beach stone-curlew V QAI
animals birds Rallidae Gallirallus philippensis buff-banded rail C QAI
animals birds Falconidae Falco peregrinus peregrine falcon C QAI
animals birds Accipitridae Haliaeetus leucogaster white-bellied sea-eagle C QAI
animals birds Accipitridae Pandion cristatus eastern osprey SL QAI
animals birds Ardeidae Ardea intermedia intermediate egret C QAI I
animals birds Ardeidae Ardea sumatrana great-billed heron C QAI I
animals birds Ardeidae Butorides striata striated heron C QAI I
animals birds Ardeidae Egretta novaehollandiae white-faced heron C QAI
animals birds Ardeidae Egretta picata pied heron C QAI I
animals birds Ardeidae Egretta sacra eastern reef egret C QAI I
animals birds Ardeidae Ixobrychus flavicollis black bittern C QAI I
animals birds Ardeidae Nycticorax caledonicus nankeen night-heron C QAI I
animals birds Pelecanidae Pelecanus conspicillatus Australian pelican C QAI I
animals birds Phalacrocoracidae Microcarbo melanoleucos little pied cormorant C QAI I
animals birds Phalacrocoracidae Phalacrocorax sulcirostris little black cormorant C QA I
animals birds Phalacrocoracidae Phalacrocorax varius pied cormorant C QAI I
animals birds Anhingidae Anhinga novaehollandiae Australasian darter C QAI 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 Fregatidae Fregata sp. U
animals birds Procellariidae Ardenna pacifica wedge-tailed shearwater V QAI
animals birds Procellariidae Ardenna tenuirostris short-tailed shearwater SL QAI
animals birds Columbidae Chalcophaps indica emerald dove C QA
animals birds Columbidae Ducula bicolor pied imperial-pigeon C QAI
animals birds Columbidae Geopelia humeralis bar-shouldered dove C QAI
animals birds Columbidae Ptilinopus regina rose-crowned fruit-dove C QAI
animals birds Columbidae Ptilinopus superbus superb fruit-dove C QAI
animals birds Phasianidae Coturnix ypsilophora brown quail C QAI
animals reptiles Scincidae Cryptoblepharus litoralis litoralis coastal snake-eyed skink C Q
animals reptiles Scincidae Cryptoblepharus virgatus striped snake-eyed skink C Q
animals reptiles Scincidae Eremiascincus pardalis lowlands bar-lipped skink C Q
animals reptiles Varanidae Varanus semiremex rusty monitor C Q
animals reptiles Gekkonidae Gehyra dubia dubious dtella C QA
animals reptiles Gekkonidae Lepidodactylus lugubris mourning gecko C QI
animals reptiles Gekkonidae Nactus cheverti Chevert gecko C Q
animals reptiles Cheloniidae Eretmochelys imbricata hawksbill turtle E V QAI
animals reptiles Crocodylidae Crocodylus porosus estuarine crocodile V QAI I
animals cartilaginous fishes Aetobatidae Aetobatus ocellatus whitespotted eagle ray QAI I
animals cartilaginous fishes Dasyatidae Pastinachus ater cowtail stingray QAI I
animals cartilaginous fishes Dasyatidae Taeniura lymma bluespotted fantail ray QAI I
animals cartilaginous fishes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus melanopterus blacktip reef shark QAI I
animals cartilaginous fishes Hemiscylliidae Hemiscyllium ocellatum epaulette shark QAI I
animals cartilaginous fishes Ginglymostomatidae Nebrius ferrugineus tawny shark QAI I
bacteria blue-green algae Oscillatoriaceae Blennothrix lyngbyacea C QAI
chromists brown algae Dictyotaceae Dictyota divaricata C QI
chromists brown algae Dictyotaceae Padina australis C QAI
chromists brown algae Sargassaceae Cystoseira trinodis C QA
chromists brown algae Sargassaceae Sargassum aquifolium C QA
chromists brown algae Sargassaceae Turbinaria ornata C QAI
chromists brown algae Scytosiphonaceae Hydroclathrus clathratus C QAI
fungi arthoniomycetes Opegraphaceae Bactrospora U
fungi arthoniomycetes Opegraphaceae Sclerophyton conspicuum C Q
fungi arthoniomycetes Opegraphaceae Sclerophyton elegans C Q
fungi eurotiomycetes Pyrenulaceae Pyrenula ochraceoflava C Q
fungi lecanoromycetes Caliciaceae Dirinaria confluens C QA
fungi lecanoromycetes Coccocarpiaceae Coccocarpia erythroxyli C QAI
fungi lecanoromycetes Lecanoraceae Lecanora dispersogranulata C Q
fungi lecanoromycetes Ramalinaceae Ramalina confirmata C QAI
fungi sordariomycetes Xylariaceae Xylaria U
plants Florideophyceae Ceramiaceae Centroceras clavulatum C QAI
plants Florideophyceae Ceramiaceae Ceramium U
plants Florideophyceae Champiaceae Champia parvula C QAI
plants Florideophyceae Corallinaceae Jania adhaerens C QA
plants Florideophyceae Cystocloniaceae Hypnea U
plants Florideophyceae Cystocloniaceae Hypnea cornuta C QA
plants Florideophyceae Lithophyllaceae Amphiroa fragilissima C QAI
plants Florideophyceae Rhodomelaceae Acanthophora spicifera C QAI
plants Florideophyceae Rhodomelaceae Chondria U
plants Florideophyceae Rhodomelaceae Herposiphonia pacifica C Q
plants Florideophyceae Rhodomelaceae Laurencia U
plants Florideophyceae Rhodomelaceae Laurencia flexilis C Q
plants Florideophyceae Rhodomelaceae Laurencia obtusa C QAI
plants Florideophyceae Rhodomelaceae Laurencia papillosa C QAI
plants Florideophyceae Rhodomelaceae Leveillea jungermannioides C QA
plants Florideophyceae Rhodomelaceae Polysiphonia scopulorum C QA
plants Florideophyceae Spyridiaceae Spyridia filamentosa C QAI
plants Florideophyceae Wrangeliaceae Griffithsia U
plants Florideophyceae Wrangeliaceae Griffithsia subcylindrica C Q
plants Ulvophyceae Boodleaceae Boodlea composita C QAI
plants Ulvophyceae Caulerpaceae Caulerpa lentillifera C QAI
plants Ulvophyceae Caulerpaceae Caulerpa peltata C QAI
plants Ulvophyceae Caulerpaceae Caulerpa racemosa var. occidentalis C QI
plants Ulvophyceae Caulerpaceae Caulerpa racemosa var. racemosa C QAI
plants Ulvophyceae Cladophoraceae Cladophora U
plants Ulvophyceae Halimedaceae Halimeda opuntia C QAI
plants Ulvophyceae Halimedaceae Halimeda simulans C QAI
plants Ulvophyceae Halimedaceae Halimeda tuna C QAI
plants Ulvophyceae Polyphysaceae Parvocaulis clavatus C Q
plants Ulvophyceae Siphonocladaceae Dictyosphaeria versluysii C QI
plants Ulvophyceae Ulvaceae Enteromorpha clathrata C QAI
plants Ulvophyceae Valoniaceae Valonia aegagropila C QI
plants Ulvophyceae Valoniaceae Valoniopsis pachynema C QA
plants land plants Acanthaceae Avicennia marina subsp. australasica C QAI I
plants land plants Acanthaceae Avicennia marina subsp. eucalyptifolia C QAI I
plants land plants Aizoaceae Sesuvium portulacastrum sea purslane C QAI I
plants land plants Amaranthaceae Achyranthes aspera C QAI
plants land plants Amaranthaceae Amaranthus undulatus C QA
plants land plants Apocynaceae Carissa laxiflora C QI
plants land plants Apocynaceae Cynanchum viminale C QI
plants land plants Apocynaceae Cynanchum viminale subsp. brunonianum C QAI
plants land plants Asteraceae Apowollastonia longipes C QAI
plants land plants Asteraceae Bidens U
plants land plants Asteraceae Bidens bipinnata bipinnate beggar's ticks IU
plants land plants Asteraceae Sphaeromorphaea harrisii C QI
plants land plants Asteraceae Wollastonia uniflora C QAI
plants land plants Boraginaceae Argusia argentea octopus bush C QAI
plants land plants Boraginaceae Cordia subcordata C QAI
plants land plants Caesalpiniaceae Guilandina bonduc C QAI
plants land plants Caesalpiniaceae Lysiphyllum binatum C QAI
plants land plants Capparaceae Capparis lucida C QI
plants land plants Capparaceae Capparis nummularia C QAI
plants land plants Casuarinaceae Casuarina equisetifolia C QAI
plants land plants Casuarinaceae Casuarina equisetifolia subsp. incana C QAI
plants land plants Celastraceae Elaeodendron melanocarpum C QAI
plants land plants Chenopodiaceae Salsola australis C QA
plants land plants Chenopodiaceae Sarcocornia quinqueflora subsp. quinqueflora C QAI
plants land plants Chenopodiaceae Suaeda australis C QA I
plants land plants Chenopodiaceae Tecticornia pergranulata C QA I
plants land plants Cleomaceae Cleome U
plants land plants Cleomaceae Cleome viscosa tick-weed C QAI
plants land plants Clusiaceae Calophyllum inophyllum beach calophyllum C QAI
plants land plants Combretaceae Terminalia muelleri C Q
plants land plants Commelinaceae Commelina ensifolia scurvy grass C QAI
plants land plants Convolvulaceae Ipomoea brassii C QA
plants land plants Convolvulaceae Ipomoea pes-caprae subsp. brasiliensis goatsfoot C QAI
plants land plants Convolvulaceae Ipomoea violacea C QAI
plants land plants Convolvulaceae Jacquemontia paniculata var. tomentosa C QAI
plants land plants Convolvulaceae Xenostegia tridentata C QAI
plants land plants Cucurbitaceae Cucumis althaeoides C QAI
plants land plants Cyperaceae Bulbostylis barbata C QAI
plants land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus pedunculatus C QAI
plants land plants Dioscoreaceae Dioscorea bulbifera var. bulbifera C QA
plants land plants Ebenaceae Diospyros compacta C QA
plants land plants Euphorbiaceae Euphorbia bifida C QAI
plants land plants Euphorbiaceae Euphorbia hirta IU
plants land plants Euphorbiaceae Euphorbia pallens C QAI
plants land plants Euphorbiaceae Euphorbia tannensis subsp. tannensis C QA
plants land plants Euphorbiaceae Excoecaria agallocha milky mangrove C QAI I
plants land plants Fabaceae Abrus precatorius subsp. precatorius C QAI
plants land plants Fabaceae Canavalia rosea coastal jack bean C QAI
plants land plants Fabaceae Rhynchosia minima var. australis C QAI
plants land plants Fabaceae Sophora tomentosa subsp. australis C QAI
plants land plants Fabaceae Tephrosia varians C Q
plants land plants Fabaceae Vigna marina dune bean C QAI
plants land plants Flagellariaceae Flagellaria indica whip vine C QAI
plants land plants Goodeniaceae Scaevola taccada Cardwell cabbage C QAI
plants land plants Hydrocharitaceae Halophila ovalis C QAI I
plants land plants Hydrocharitaceae Halophila spinulosa C QAI I
plants land plants Lamiaceae Clerodendrum inerme coastal lolly bush C QAI
plants land plants Lamiaceae Premna serratifolia C QAI
plants land plants Lamiaceae Vitex rotundifolia C QAI
plants land plants Lauraceae Cassytha filiformis dodder laurel C QAI
plants land plants Lythraceae Pemphis acidula C QAI I
plants land plants Lythraceae Sonneratia alba C QAI I
plants land plants Malvaceae Abutilon albescens C QAI
plants land plants Malvaceae Thespesia populnea C QAI
plants land plants Malvaceae Thespesia populneoides C QAI
plants land plants Meliaceae Vavaea amicorum C QAI
plants land plants Meliaceae Xylocarpus moluccensis C QAI I
plants land plants Meliaceae Xylocarpus rumphii C Q I
plants land plants Mimosaceae Acacia humifusa C QA
plants land plants Mimosaceae Leucaena leucocephala subsp. leucocephala IU
plants land plants Moraceae Ficus opposita C QAI
plants land plants Myrtaceae Osbornia octodonta myrtle mangrove C QAI I
plants land plants Nyctaginaceae Boerhavia albiflora var. albiflora C QAI
plants land plants Nyctaginaceae Boerhavia mutabilis C QAI
plants land plants Oleaceae Jasminum didymum subsp. didymum C QAI
plants land plants Pandanaceae Pandanus tectorius C QAI
plants land plants Passifloraceae Passiflora foetida IU
plants land plants Passifloraceae Passiflora suberosa corky passion flower IU
plants land plants Phyllanthaceae Flueggea virosa subsp. melanthesoides C QAI
plants land plants Phyllanthaceae Phyllanthus novae-hollandiae C QAI
plants land plants Plumbaginaceae Aegialitis annulata club mangrove C QAI I
plants land plants Poaceae Cenchrus echinatus Mossman River grass IU
plants land plants Poaceae Dactyloctenium aegyptium coast button grass IU
plants land plants Poaceae Digitaria ctenantha C QAI
plants land plants Poaceae Heteropogon contortus black speargrass C QAI
plants land plants Poaceae Heteropogon triticeus giant speargrass C QAI
plants land plants Poaceae Lepturus repens stalky grass C QAI
plants land plants Poaceae Sporobolus virginicus sand couch C QAI I
plants land plants Poaceae Themeda arguens C QAI
plants land plants Poaceae Themeda triandra kangaroo grass C QAI
plants land plants Poaceae Thuarea involuta tropical beachgrass C QAI
plants land plants Portulacaceae Portulaca oleracea pigweed IU
plants land plants Putranjivaceae Drypetes deplanchei grey boxwood C QAI
plants land plants Rhamnaceae Colubrina asiatica C QAI
plants land plants Rhizophoraceae Bruguiera gymnorhiza large-fruited orange mangrove C QAI I
plants land plants Rhizophoraceae Ceriops australis C QAI
plants land plants Rhizophoraceae Ceriops tagal yellow mangrove C QAI I
plants land plants Rhizophoraceae Rhizophora stylosa spotted mangrove C QAI I
plants land plants Rubiaceae Cyclophyllum maritimum C Q
plants land plants Rubiaceae Guettarda speciosa C QAI
plants land plants Rubiaceae Morinda citrifolia C QAI
plants land plants Rubiaceae Spermacoce buckleyi C Q
plants land plants Rutaceae Glycosmis trifoliata C QAI
plants land plants Rutaceae Micromelum minutum clusterberry C QAI
plants land plants Santalaceae Exocarpos latifolius C QAI
plants land plants Sapindaceae Ganophyllum falcatum C QAI
plants land plants Sapotaceae Manilkara kauki C QI
plants land plants Sapotaceae Mimusops elengi C QAI
plants land plants Sapotaceae Planchonella obovata C QI
plants land plants Scrophulariaceae Myoporum boninense subsp. australe C QA
plants land plants Surianaceae Suriana maritima C QAI
plants land plants Verbenaceae Stachytarpheta jamaicensis Jamaica snakeweed IU
plants land plants Vitaceae Cayratia cardiophylla C QA
plants land plants Vitaceae Cayratia maritima C QAI
plants land plants Vitaceae Cayratia trifolia C QAI
plants land plants Zygophyllaceae Tribulus cistoides bulls head vine C QAI
plants uncertain Incertae sedis Plantae Schizothrix calcicola C QI

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.

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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
PE : Extinct in the wild
E : Endangered
V : Vulnerable
NT : Near threatened
C : Least concern
SL : Special least concern
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) Wildlife of Howick Group National Park (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal Land), WetlandInfo website, accessed 25 October 2020. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/facts-maps/wildlife/?AreaID=national-park-howick-group-cypal

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