Changes made to wildlife categories on 29 April 2021

The Species Technical Committee (STC) has assessed the status of 17 fauna species and 29 flora species in accordance with the requirements of the Nature Conservation Act 1992 as well as best practice international species reclassification guidelines (see tables below).

Reclassification of 17 fauna species
(Schedule 1 - Nature Conservation (Animals) Regulation 2020)

Class

Taxon

Common name

Former Qld status

New Qld status

Amphibia

Mixophyes iteratus

giant barred frog

Endangered

Vulnerable

Philoria kundagungan

mountain frog

Vulnerable

Endangered

Aves

Thalassarche cauta

shy albatross

Vulnerable

Endangered

Invertebrates

Cherax robustus

sand yabby

not listed

Vulnerable

Euastacus binzayedi

Embezee’s crayfish

not listed

Critically endangered

Euastacus hystricosus

Conondale spiny crayfish

not listed

Endangered

Euastacus eungella

Eungella spiny crayfish

not listed

Endangered

Euastacus maidae

hinterland spiny crayfish

not listed

Critically endangered

Euastacus monteithorum

Monteith’s spiny crayfish

not listed

Endangered

Euastacus robertsi

Robert’s crayfish

not listed

Endangered

Mammalia

Dasyurus maculatus

spotted-tailed quoll (south eastern mainland population)

Vulnerable

Endangered

Lasiorhinus krefftii

northern hairy-nosed wombat

Endangered

Critically endangered

Pseudomys oralis

Hastings River mouse

Vulnerable

Endangered

Reptilia

Karma tryoni

Tryon’s skink

Vulnerable

Endangered

Pygmaeascincus sadlieri

Magnetic Island dwarf skink

Vulnerable

Least concern

Techmarscincus jigurru

Bartle Frere cool-skink

Vulnerable

Critically endangered

Tympanocryptis wilsoni

Roma earless dragon

Vulnerable

Endangered

Reclassification of 29 flora species
(Schedule 1 - Nature Conservation (Plants) Regulation 2020)

Scientific name

Common name

Former QLD status

New QLD status

Archidendron kanisii

Daintree lace flower

Endangered

Vulnerable

Backhousia oligantha

Stony Creek backhousia

Endangered

Critically Endangered

Calotis glabrescens

 

Extinct in the wild

Critically Endangered

Calyptochloa gracillima subsp.

ipsviciensis

 

Least concern

Critically Endangered

Comesperma anemosmaragdinum

 

Least Concern

Endangered

Crepidomanes aphlebioides

 

Endangered

Critically Endangered

Cycas distans

 

Least Concern

Endangered

Cycas terryana

 

Least Concern

Vulnerable

Cynometra roseiflora

 

Least concern

Critically endangered

Diplazium squamuligerum

waterfall fern

Least concern

Critically Endangered

Drosera buubugujin

 

Least concern

Critically Endangered

Eriocaulon aloefolium

 

Endangered

Critically Endangered

Eriocaulon giganticum

 

Endangered

Critically Endangered

Eucalyptus argophloia

Chinchilla white gum

Vulnerable

Critically Endangered

Eucryphia jinksii

Jinks’ leatherwood, Springbrook

leatherwood

Endangered

Critically Endangered

Gyrostemon osmus

 

Endangered

Critically Endangered

Habenaria chlorosepala

green-hooded rein orchid

Least Concern

Endangered

Habenaria exilis

wispy rein orchid

Least Concern

Endangered

Hymenophyllum reinwardtii

filmy fern

Least concern

Critically Endangered

Lindsaea terrae-reginae

 

Vulnerable

Endangered

Lobelia fenshamii

 

Vulnerable

Endangered

Lobelia fontana

 

Endangered

Critically Endangered

Melaleuca lophocoracorum

 

Least Concern

Critically Endangered

Phlegmariurus ledermannii

Queensland black-stem tassel- fern

Least Concern

Vulnerable

Phlegmariurus pinifolius

Queensland gold-tip tassel-fern

Least Concern

Endangered

Prostanthera eungella

 

Least Concern

Critically Endangered

Rhodamnia dumicola

rib-fruited malletwood, Pine Mountain malletwood

Least Concern

Critically Endangered

Solanum adoxum

 

Endangered

Critically Endangered

Solanum angustum

 

Endangered

Critically Endangered

Fimbristylis sp. (Elizabeth Springs R.J.Fensham 3743)

 

Vulnerable

Not listed

No longer considered a distinct species: now recognised as Fimbristylis dichotoma

Changes to scientific names: flora
(Schedule 1 - Nature Conservation (Plants) Regulation 2020)

Current scientific name

QLD status

New scientific name

Lycopodium volubile

Extinct in the wild

Pseudodiphasium volubile

Monogramma dareicarpa

Extinct in the wild

Haplopteris dareicarpa

Amphineuron immersum

Critically Endangered

Amblovenatum immersum

Amphineuron tildeniae

Critically Endangered

Amblovenatum tildeniae

Bruguiera hainesii

Critically Endangered

Bruguiera × hainesii

Callerya pilipes

Near Threatened

Austrocallerya pilipes

Cyathea celebica

Near Threatened

Sphaeropteris celebica

Cyathea cunninghamii

Near Threatened

Alsophila cunninghamii

Oldenlandia polyclada

Near Threatened

Scleromitrion polycladum

Pteridoblechnum acuminatum

Near Threatened

Blechnum reticulatum

Sarcotoechia heterophylla

Near Threatened

Synima heterophylla

Schefflera bractescens

Near Threatened

Heptapleurum bractescens

Clausena smyrelliana

Endangered

Murraya crenulata

Cyathea exilis

Endangered

Alsophila exilis

Cyathea felina

Endangered

Sphaeropteris felina

Goodyera grandis

Endangered

Salacistis ochroleuca

Leucopogon recurvisepalus

Endangered

Styphelia recurvisepala

Olearia macdonnellensis

Endangered

Olearia orientalis

Oldenlandia spathulata

Endangered

Dolichocarpa spathulata

Oldenlandia gibsonii

Endangered

Scleromitrion gibsonii

Tylophora linearis

Endangered

Vincetoxicum forsteri

Tylophora rupicola

Endangered

Vincetoxicum rupicola

Tylophora woollsii

Endangered

Vincetoxicum woollsii

Uncaria cordata var. cordata

Endangered

Uncaria cordata

Asplenium unilaterale

Vulnerable

Hymenasplenium perriei

Asplenium wildii

Vulnerable

Hymenasplenium wildii

Canarium acutifolium var. acutifolium

Vulnerable

Canarium acutifolium

Ctenopteris blechnoides

Vulnerable

Ctenopterella blechnoides

Ctenopteris walleri

Vulnerable

Tomophyllum walleri

Fimbristylis sp. (Elizabeth Springs R.J.Fensham 3743)

Vulnerable

Fimbristylis dichotoma

(name change will see this species listed as ‘least concern’ – remove referencing as threatened ‘vulnerable’ species)

Grammitis albosetosa

Vulnerable

Oreogrammitis albosetosa

Grammitis leonardii

Vulnerable

Oreogrammitis leonardii

Grammitis reinwardtii

Vulnerable

Oreogrammitis reinwardtii

Lastreopsis grayi

Vulnerable

Parapolystichum grayi

Lastreopsis tinarooensis

Vulnerable

Parapolystichum tinarooense

Leucopogon malayanus subsp.

novoguineensis

Vulnerable

Styphelia malayana subsp.

novoguineensis

Tinospora tinosporoides

Vulnerable

Fawcettia tinosporoides

Changes to scientific names: flora
(Schedule 2 – Nature Conservation (Plants) Regulation 2020)

Family

Current scientific name

New scientific name

Blechnaceae

Doodia aspera

Blechnum neohollandicum

Lycopodiaceae

Lycopodiella cernua

Palhinhaea cernua

Typographical corrections
(Schedule 1 – Nature Conservation (Plants) Regulation 2020)

Classification

Omit

Insert

Critically endangered

Brachychiton sp. Ormeau (L.H.Bird AQ435851)

Brachychiton sp. (Ormeau L.H.Bird AQ435851)

Lenwebbia sp. Main Range (P.R.Sharpe+ 4877)

Lenwebbia sp. (Main Range P.R.Sharpe+ 4877)

Grevillea scortechinii subsp.scortechinii

Grevillea scortechinii subsp. scortechinii

Pimelea leptospermoides subsp. bowmanii

Pimelea leptospermoides subsp. bowmanni

Prostanthera athertonia

Prostanthera athertoniana

Near threatened

Pimelea leptospermoides subsp.

Leptospermoides

Pimelea leptospermoides subsp.

leptospermoides

Legend and aids to interpretation
ReferenceAid to interpretation
Extinct in the wild (X) See decision criteria
Endangered (E) See decision criteria
Critically endangered (CE)See decision criteria
Vulnerable (V) See decision criteria
Near threatened (NT) See decision criteria
Least concern (LC) See decision criteria

Queensland threatened species listing

View a full list of Queensland threatened species by wildlife class and year.