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Rare or threatened animals of Noosa River drainage sub-basin

Total number of species: 76

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Class Family Scientific Name Common Name Superseded NCA EPBC End.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 borealis sei whale C V QAI
mammals Balaenopteridae Megaptera novaeangliae humpback whale C V QAI
mammals Dugongidae Dugong dugon dugong V QAI I
mammals Muridae Xeromys myoides water mouse V V QAI I
mammals Pteropodidae Pteropus poliocephalus grey-headed flying-fox C V QA
mammals Potoroidae Potorous tridactylus tridactylus long-nosed potoroo V V QA
mammals Pseudocheiridae Petauroides armillatus central greater glider E V QA
mammals Petauridae Petaurus australis australis yellow-bellied glider (southern subspecies) V QA
mammals Phascolarctidae Phascolarctos cinereus koala V V QA
mammals Dasyuridae Dasyurus maculatus maculatus spotted-tailed quoll (southern subspecies) E E QA
birds Estrildidae Poephila cincta cincta black-throated finch (white-rumped subspecies) E E QA
birds Meliphagidae Anthochaera phrygia regent honeyeater CR CE QA
birds Meliphagidae Grantiella picta painted honeyeater V V QA
birds Maluridae Stipiturus malachurus southern emu-wren V QA
birds Strigidae Ninox strenua powerful owl V QA
birds Psittacidae Pezoporus wallicus wallicus ground parrot V QA
birds Psittacidae Psephotus pulcherrimus paradise parrot PE EX 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 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 mollis soft-plumaged petrel C V VU
birds Diomedeidae Diomedea exulans wandering albatross V V QAI
birds Diomedeidae Phoebetria fusca sooty albatross V V VU
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 Phaethontidae Phaethon rubricauda red-tailed tropicbird V QAI
reptiles Elapidae Acanthophis antarcticus common death adder V QA
reptiles Typhlopidae Anilios silvia striped blind snake NT Q
reptiles Scincidae Coeranoscincus reticulatus three-toed snake-tooth skink C V QA
reptiles Pygopodidae Delma torquata collared delma V V Q
reptiles Chelidae Elseya albagula southern snapping turtle CR CE Q I
reptiles Chelidae Elusor macrurus Mary River turtle E E Q I
reptiles Cheloniidae Caretta caretta loggerhead turtle E E QAI
reptiles Cheloniidae Chelonia mydas green turtle V V QAI
reptiles Cheloniidae Eretmochelys imbricata hawksbill turtle E V QAI
reptiles Cheloniidae Natator depressus flatback turtle V V QAI
reptiles Crocodylidae Crocodylus porosus estuarine crocodile V QAI I
amphibians Hylidae Litoria cooloolensis Cooloola sedgefrog NT Q 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 Myobatrachidae Crinia tinnula wallum froglet V QA I
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
ray-finned fishes Pseudomugilidae Pseudomugil mellis honey blue eye V V Q I
cartilaginous fishes Odontaspididae Carcharias taurus greynurse shark E CE QAI I
cartilaginous fishes Lamnidae Carcharodon carcharias white shark V 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 Cherax robustus V Q
malacostracans Parastacidae Tenuibranchiurus glypticus swamp crayfish E 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 Noosa River drainage sub-basin, WetlandInfo website, accessed 26 June 2022. Available at:

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