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Wildlife of Mornington Island drainage sub-basin

Total number of species: 215

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Kingdom Class Family Scientific Name Common Name Superseded NCA EPBC End. Wetland
Status
animals mammals Dugongidae Dugong dugon dugong V QAI I
animals mammals Vespertilionidae Nyctophilus geoffroyi lesser long-eared bat C QA
animals mammals Vespertilionidae Vespadelus sp. C QA
animals birds Timaliidae Zosterops luteus yellow white-eye C QA
animals birds Monarchidae Myiagra inquieta restless flycatcher C QA
animals birds Monarchidae Myiagra ruficollis broad-billed flycatcher C QAI
animals birds Corvidae Corvus orru Torresian crow C QAI
animals birds Rhipiduridae Rhipidura dryas Arafura fantail SL QA
animals birds Rhipiduridae Rhipidura leucophrys willie wagtail C QAI
animals birds Artamidae Artamus cinereus black-faced woodswallow C QA
animals birds Artamidae Artamus leucorynchus white-breasted woodswallow C QA
animals birds Artamidae Cracticus nigrogularis pied butcherbird C QA
animals birds Pachycephalidae Pachycephala melanura mangrove golden whistler C QAI
animals birds Campephagidae Coracina papuensis white-bellied cuckoo-shrike C QAI
animals birds Pomatostomidae Pomatostomus temporalis grey-crowned babbler C QAI
animals birds Meliphagidae Conopophila rufogularis rufous-throated honeyeater C QA
animals birds Meliphagidae Lichmera indistincta brown honeyeater C QA
animals birds Meliphagidae Philemon citreogularis little friarbird C QAI
animals birds Pardalotidae Pardalotus striatus striated pardalote C QA
animals birds Acanthizidae Gerygone levigaster mangrove gerygone C QAI
animals birds Acanthizidae Gerygone olivacea white-throated gerygone C QAI
animals birds Maluridae Malurus melanocephalus red-backed fairy-wren C QA
animals birds Ptilonorhynchidae Chlamydera nuchalis great bowerbird C QA
animals birds Coraciidae Eurystomus orientalis dollarbird C QAI
animals birds Meropidae Merops ornatus rainbow bee-eater C QAI
animals birds Halcyonidae Dacelo leachii blue-winged kookaburra C QAI
animals birds Halcyonidae Todiramphus sanctus sacred kingfisher C QAI
animals birds Halcyonidae Todiramphus sordidus Torresian kingfisher C QAI I
animals birds Cuculidae Centropus phasianinus pheasant coucal C QA
animals birds Cuculidae Chalcites basalis Horsfield's bronze-cuckoo C QAI
animals birds Cuculidae Scythrops novaehollandiae channel-billed cuckoo C QAI
animals birds Cacatuidae Cacatua galerita sulphur-crested cockatoo C QAI
animals birds Cacatuidae Cacatua sanguinea little corella C QAI
animals birds Cacatuidae Calyptorhynchus banksii red-tailed black-cockatoo C QA
animals birds Laridae Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae silver gull C QAI
animals birds Laridae Hydroprogne caspia Caspian tern SL QAI I
animals birds Laridae Thalasseus bergii crested tern SL QAI
animals birds Scolopacidae Numenius phaeopus whimbrel SL QAI I
animals birds Scolopacidae Tringa nebularia common greenshank SL QAI I
animals birds Charadriidae Charadrius ruficapillus red-capped plover C QAI I
animals birds Charadriidae Elseyornis melanops black-fronted dotterel C QAI I
animals birds Charadriidae Vanellus miles masked lapwing C QAI
animals birds Charadriidae Vanellus miles miles masked lapwing (northern subspecies) C QAI
animals birds Recurvirostridae Himantopus himantopus black-winged stilt C QAI I
animals birds Recurvirostridae Recurvirostra novaehollandiae red-necked avocet C QA I
animals birds Burhinidae Esacus magnirostris beach stone-curlew V QAI I
animals birds Gruidae Antigone rubicunda brolga C QAI I
animals birds Falconidae Falco longipennis Australian hobby C QAI
animals birds Accipitridae Accipiter cirrocephalus collared sparrowhawk C QAI
animals birds Accipitridae Accipiter fasciatus brown goshawk C QAI
animals birds Accipitridae Haliaeetus leucogaster white-bellied sea-eagle C QAI
animals birds Accipitridae Haliastur indus brahminy kite C QAI
animals birds Accipitridae Haliastur sphenurus whistling kite C QAI
animals birds Accipitridae Pandion cristatus eastern osprey SL QAI
animals birds Threskiornithidae Threskiornis molucca Australian white ibis C QAI
animals birds Ardeidae Ardea alba modesta eastern great egret 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 Nycticorax caledonicus nankeen night-heron C QAI I
animals birds Ciconiidae Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus black-necked stork 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 Anhingidae Anhinga novaehollandiae Australasian darter C QAI I
animals birds Eurostopodidae Eurostopodus argus spotted nightjar 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 Geopelia placida peaceful dove C QAI
animals birds Columbidae Ptilinopus regina rose-crowned fruit-dove C QAI
animals reptiles Elapidae Acanthophis sp. C QAI
animals reptiles Elapidae Demansia vestigiata lesser black whipsnake C QAI
animals reptiles Elapidae Hydrophis platurus yellow-bellied sea snake C QAI I
animals reptiles Elapidae Pseudechis australis king brown snake C QA
animals reptiles Elapidae Pseudonaja textilis eastern brown snake C QAI
animals reptiles Colubridae Fordonia leucobalia white-bellied mangrove snake C QAI I
animals reptiles Colubridae Tropidonophis mairii freshwater snake C QAI I
animals reptiles Boidae Antaresia childreni children's python C QA
animals reptiles Boidae Liasis fuscus water python C QAI
animals reptiles Scincidae Carlia amax bauxite rainbow-skink C QA
animals reptiles Scincidae Carlia munda shaded-litter rainbow-skink C QA
animals reptiles Scincidae Cryptoblepharus metallicus metallic snake-eyed skink C QA
animals reptiles Scincidae Cryptoblepharus pannosus ragged snake-eyed skink C QA
animals reptiles Scincidae Cryptoblepharus tytthos pygmy snake-eyed skink C QA
animals reptiles Scincidae Ctenotus inornatus bar-shouldered ctenotus C QA
animals reptiles Scincidae Ctenotus spaldingi straight-browed ctenotus C QAI
animals reptiles Scincidae Eremiascincus isolepis northern bar-lipped skink C QA
animals reptiles Scincidae Lerista labialis southern sandslider C QA
animals reptiles Scincidae Lerista orientalis north-eastern orange-tailed slider C QA
animals reptiles Scincidae Tiliqua scincoides eastern blue-tongued lizard C QA
animals reptiles Varanidae Varanus acanthurus ridge-tailed monitor C QA
animals reptiles Varanidae Varanus gouldii sand monitor C QA
animals reptiles Varanidae Varanus scalaris spotted tree monitor C QAI
animals reptiles Varanidae Varanus tristis black-tailed monitor C QA
animals reptiles Agamidae Chlamydosaurus kingii frilled lizard C QAI
animals reptiles Agamidae Diporiphora sp. C QAI
animals reptiles Agamidae Lophognathus gilberti sensu lato Gilbert's dragon Superseded C QA
animals reptiles Pygopodidae Delma tincta excitable delma C QA
animals reptiles Pygopodidae Lialis burtonis Burton's legless lizard C QAI
animals reptiles Diplodactylidae Amalosia rhombifer zig-zag gecko C QA
animals reptiles Diplodactylidae Strophurus ciliaris spiny-tailed gecko C QA
animals reptiles Gekkonidae Gehyra dubia dubious dtella C QA
animals reptiles Gekkonidae Gehyra lauta Gulf tree gehyra C QA
animals reptiles Gekkonidae Heteronotia binoei Bynoe's gecko C QA
animals reptiles Chelidae Chelodina rugosa northern snake-necked turtle C QAI I
animals reptiles Chelidae Emydura macquarii krefftii Krefft's river turtle C Q I
animals reptiles Cheloniidae Chelonia mydas green turtle V V QAI
animals amphibians Hylidae Cyclorana australis northern snapping frog C QA I
animals amphibians Hylidae Litoria caerulea common green treefrog C QAI
animals amphibians Hylidae Litoria pallida pallid rocketfrog C QA
animals amphibians Hylidae Litoria rothii northern laughing treefrog C QA
animals amphibians Hylidae Litoria rubella ruddy treefrog C QAI
animals amphibians Myobatrachidae Uperoleia lithomoda stonemason gungan C QA
animals amphibians Myobatrachidae Uperoleia sp. C QAI
animals amphibians Limnodynastidae Notaden melanoscaphus brown shovelfoot C QA
animals amphibians Limnodynastidae Platyplectrum ornatum ornate burrowing frog C QA I
plants land plants Amaranthaceae Alternanthera pungens khaki weed IU
plants land plants Amaranthaceae Amaranthus interruptus C QA
plants land plants Amaranthaceae Gomphrena canescens subsp. canescens C QA
plants land plants Apocynaceae Carissa lanceolata C QA
plants land plants Apocynaceae Vincetoxicum carnosum C QAI
plants land plants Apocynaceae Vincetoxicum cinerascens C QA
plants land plants Burseraceae Canarium australianum var. australianum C QAI
plants land plants Byttneriaceae Waltheria indica C QAI
plants land plants Casuarinaceae Casuarina equisetifolia subsp. equisetifolia C QAI
plants land plants Combretaceae Terminalia subacroptera C QAI
plants land plants Commelinaceae Murdannia graminea murdannia C QA
plants land plants Convolvulaceae Evolvulus alsinoides var. decumbens C QAI
plants land plants Convolvulaceae Ipomoea coptica C QAI
plants land plants Convolvulaceae Ipomoea quamoclit star of Bethlehem IU
plants land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus javanicus C QAI
plants land plants Cyperaceae Fimbristylis depauperata C QAI
plants land plants Ebenaceae Diospyros humilis small-leaved ebony C QAI
plants land plants Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon cinereum C QAI I
plants land plants Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon depressum C QA I
plants land plants Euphorbiaceae Euphorbia litticola C QA
plants land plants Euphorbiaceae Euphorbia tannensis subsp. tannensis C QA
plants land plants Euphorbiaceae Excoecaria ovalis C QA I
plants land plants Goodeniaceae Goodenia debilis C QA
plants land plants Helicteraceae Helicteres cana subsp. cana C QA
plants land plants Hypoxidaceae Hypoxis marginata C QI
plants land plants Lamiaceae Clerodendrum floribundum C QAI
plants land plants Lamiaceae Vitex rotundifolia C QAI
plants land plants Lauraceae Cassytha filiformis dodder laurel C QAI
plants land plants Lecythidaceae Planchonia careya cockatoo apple C QAI
plants land plants Leguminosae Abrus precatorius subsp. precatorius C QAI
plants land plants Leguminosae Acacia holosericea C QAI
plants land plants Leguminosae Acacia lamprocarpa C QA
plants land plants Leguminosae Alysicarpus vaginalis IU
plants land plants Leguminosae Clitoria ternatea butterfly pea IU
plants land plants Leguminosae Desmodium tortuosum Florida beggar-weed IU
plants land plants Leguminosae Guilandina bonduc C QAI
plants land plants Leguminosae Indigofera linifolia C QAI
plants land plants Leguminosae Leucaena leucocephala subsp. leucocephala IU
plants land plants Leguminosae Prosopis pallida IU
plants land plants Leguminosae Sesbania cannabina var. cannabina C QAI
plants land plants Leguminosae Smithia conferta C QAI
plants land plants Leguminosae Tephrosia laxa C QA
plants land plants Leguminosae Tephrosia sp. (Groote Eylandt R.L.Specht 387) C QA
plants land plants Loranthaceae Lysiana spathulata subsp. spathulata C QA
plants land plants Malvaceae Hibiscus tiliaceus cotton tree C QAI
plants land plants Malvaceae Sida acuta spinyhead sida IU
plants land plants Malvaceae Sida cordifolia IU
plants land plants Moraceae Ficus aculeata var. aculeata C QAI
plants land plants Myrtaceae Asteromyrtus symphyocarpa C QAI
plants land plants Myrtaceae Corymbia U
plants land plants Myrtaceae Corymbia confertiflora C QA
plants land plants Myrtaceae Corymbia polycarpa long-fruited bloodwood C QA
plants land plants Myrtaceae Eucalyptus camaldulensis subsp. obtusa C QA I
plants land plants Myrtaceae Eucalyptus pruinosa subsp. pruinosa C QA
plants land plants Myrtaceae Melaleuca acacioides C QA
plants land plants Oleaceae Jasminum didymum subsp. didymum C QAI
plants land plants Onagraceae Ludwigia octovalvis willow primrose C QAI I
plants land plants Orchidaceae Geodorum densiflorum pink nodding orchid SL QAI
plants land plants Orchidaceae Habenaria elongata SL QAI
plants land plants Pandanaceae Pandanus spiralis C QA
plants land plants Passifloraceae Passiflora foetida IU
plants land plants Philydraceae Philydrum lanuginosum frogsmouth C QAI I
plants land plants Phyllanthaceae Breynia cernua C QAI
plants land plants Phyllanthaceae Flueggea virosa subsp. melanthesoides C QAI
plants land plants Phyllanthaceae Notoleptopus decaisnei C QAI
plants land plants Phyllanthaceae Phyllanthus maderaspatensis C QAI
plants land plants Picrodendraceae Petalostigma pubescens quinine tree C QAI
plants land plants Poaceae Alloteropsis semialata cockatoo grass C QAI
plants land plants Poaceae Bothriochloa pertusa IU
plants land plants Poaceae Cenchrus ciliaris IU
plants land plants Poaceae Chloris inflata purpletop chloris IU
plants land plants Poaceae Cymbopogon bombycinus silky oilgrass C QA
plants land plants Poaceae Digitaria ctenantha C QAI
plants land plants Poaceae Echinochloa colona awnless barnyard grass IU I
plants land plants Poaceae Eleusine indica crowsfoot grass IU
plants land plants Poaceae Eragrostis schultzii C QA
plants land plants Poaceae Eriachne burkittii C QAI
plants land plants Poaceae Pseudopogonatherum contortum C QAI
plants land plants Poaceae Sarga plumosum C QA
plants land plants Poaceae Sorghum halepense Johnson grass IU
plants land plants Poaceae Urochloa distachya IU
plants land plants Poaceae Urochloa mosambicensis sabi grass IU
plants land plants Polygonaceae Antigonon leptopus IU
plants land plants Proteaceae Grevillea pteridifolia golden parrot tree C QAI
plants land plants Proteaceae Hakea arborescens C QA
plants land plants Rhamnaceae Alphitonia pomaderroides C QA
plants land plants Rhizophoraceae Rhizophora stylosa spotted mangrove C QAI I
plants land plants Rubiaceae Spermacoce U
plants land plants Rubiaceae Spermacoce stenophylla C QA
plants land plants Rubiaceae Timonius timon var. timon C QAI
plants land plants Santalaceae Exocarpos latifolius C QAI
plants land plants Sapindaceae Dodonaea hispidula var. hispidula C QA
plants land plants Scrophulariaceae Myoporum acuminatum coastal boobialla C QAI
plants land plants Solanaceae Physalis angulata IU
plants land plants Sparrmanniaceae Grewia savannicola C QAI
plants land plants Sparrmanniaceae Triumfetta pentandra IU
plants land plants Stackhousiaceae Stackhousia intermedia C QAI
plants land plants Vitaceae Ampelocissus acetosa C QAI
plants land plants Zygophyllaceae Tribulopis solandri C Q
plants land plants Zygophyllaceae Tribulus cistoides bulls head vine C QAI
plants land plants Zygophyllaceae Tribulus terrestris caltrop C QAI

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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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 and Science, Queensland (2013) Wildlife of Mornington Island drainage sub-basin, WetlandInfo website, accessed 2 December 2022. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/facts-maps/wildlife/?AreaID=sub-basin-mornington-island

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