Changes made to wildlife categories on 28 August 2015

The Species Technical Committee (STC) has assessed the status of 84 species of plants and 46 species of animals in accordance with the requirements of the Nature Conservation Act 1992 as well as best practice international species reclassification guidelines. The STC has recommended the reclassification of these species to reflect current scientific knowledge (see tables below).

Reclassification of 84 flora species
Taxon Common name Former Qld status New Qld status
Calotis glabrescens   N X
Acacia deuteroneura   V E
Acianthus saxatilis   LC E
Aponogeton lancesmithii   LC E
Calotis suffruticosa   N E
Chloris sp. (Edgbaston R.J. Fensham 5694) Edgbaston chloris LC E
Cooktownia robertsii mystery orchid LC E
Eragrostis fenshamii   LC E
Gunniopsis sp. (Edgbaston R.J. Fensham 5094)   LC E
Isotoma sp. (Elizabeth Springs R.J.Fensham 3676)   LC E
Kelita uncinella   LC E
Kunzea sp. (Herbert River R.J. Cumming 11309)   N E
Peristylus banfieldii yellow ogre orchid N E
Pluchea punctata   LC E
Pterostylis caligna   LC E
Rhizanthella omissa underground orchid N E
Stylidium elachophyllum trigger plant LC E
Uncaria cordata var. cordata   N E
Vittadinia decora   N E
Acacia sp. (Castletower N.Gibson TOI345)   N V
Apluda mutica Mauritian grass N V
Ardisia fasciculata   N V
Asplenium normale   N V
Bulbophyllum argyropus silver strand orchid N V
Bulbophyllum boonjee maroon strand orchid N V
Calamus aruensis Lockerbie Scrub wait-a-while N V
Calocephalus sp. (Eulo M.E. Ballingall MEB2590)   N V
Commersonia leiperi   LC V
Corchorus subargenteus   LC V
Crudia papuana   N V
Cycas couttsiana Glen Idol blue cycas N V
Cycas cupida cute zamia LC V
Dendrobium fellowsii   N V
Eremophila stenophylla   LC V
Eria dischorensis spotted urchin orchid N V
Eria irukandjiana small urchin orchid N V
Eucalyptus nudicaulis   LC V
Eulophia pelorica gonzo orchid N V
Eulophia zollingeri carrion orchid N V
Fimbristylis distincta   N V
Fimbristylis sp. (Elizabeth Springs R.J. Fensham 3743)   LC V
Habenaria euryloba small rein orchid LC V
Habenaria fuscina green rein orchid LC V
Habenaria vatia curved rein orchid LC V
Helicia grayi   N V
Hemmantia webbii   N V
Homoranthus zeteticorum   N V
Ipomoea imperati beach morning glory, fiddle-leaf morning glory N V
Ipomoea saintronanensis   N V
Isotoma sp. (Myross R.J. Fensham 3883)   LC V
Lasianthus hirsutus   N V
Lepidagathis royenii   N V
Liparis condylobulbon   N V
Livistona fulva Blackdown Tableland cabbage palm N V
Macrozamia cardiacensis Mt Walsh zamia N V
Mallotus megadontus   LC V
Nyssanthes impervia   LC V
Nyssanthes longistyla   LC V
Oberonia carnosa rockpile fairy orchid N V
Pachystoma pubescens pine kunai orchid N V
Panicum chillagoanum   N V
Paramapania parvibractea   N V
Paspalum multinodum   N V
Phyllanthus sp. (Bulburin P.I.Forster+ PIF16034)   N V
Pomaderris notata   N V
Sannantha brachypoda   N V
Schoenorchis sarcophylla fleshy flea orchid N V
Senegalia pennata subsp. kerrii   LC V
Solanum callium brush nightshade N V
Sphaerantia chartacea Shipton’s penda N V
Sticherus milnei   N V
Stictocardia queenslandica   N V
Stockwellia quadrifida stockwellia N V
Syzygium aqueum water apple, watery rose-apple N V
Syzygium macilwraithianum McIlwraith satinash, McIlwraith Range bark-in-the-wood N V
Tectaria siifolia   N V
Thelasis carinata triangular fly orchid N V
Torenia polygonoides   N V
Wahlenbergia scopulicola   N V
Waterhousea mulgraveana Little Mulgrave bark-in-wood N V
Westringia sericea native rosemary N V
Xanthostemon graniticus   N V
Anoectochilus yatesiae jewel orchid, marbled jewel orchid LC N
Fimbristylis carolinii   LC N
Reclassification of 46 fauna species
Taxon Common name Former Qld status New Qld status
Rheobatrachus silus southern gastric brooding frog E X
Taudactylus acutirostris sharp-snouted torrent frog E X
Taudactylus diurnus Mount Glorious torrent frog E X
Adclarkia dawsonensis boggomoss snail Not protected E
Adclarkia dulacca Dulacca woodland snail Not protected E
Amytornis barbatus barbatus grey grasswren (Bulloo) N E
Antechinus arktos black-tailed antechinus LC E
Elseya albagula southern snapping turtle LC E
Litoria myola Kuranda treefrog N E
Tenuibranchiurus glypticus swamp crayfish Not protected E
Trisyntopa scatophaga   Not protected E
Turnix olivii buff-breasted button-quail V E
Acanthophis antarcticus common death adder N V
Adclarkia cameroni brigalow woodland snail Not protected V
Antechinus argentus silver-headed antechinus LC V
Bolemoreus hindwoodi Eungella honeyeater N V
Calyptotis thorntonensis Thornton Peak calyptotis N V
Cryptoblepharus fuhni Fuhn’s snake-eyed skink N V
Cryptophis incredibilis pink snake N V
Ctenotus monticola Atherton striped skink LC V
Ctenotus rawlinsoni Cape Heath ctenotus N V
Ctenotus serotinus gravel-downs ctenotus N V
Emoia atrocostata australis littoral whip-tail skink N V
Emydura subglobosa subglobosa Jardine River turtle N V
Euastacus bindal Mount Elliot crayfish Not protected V
Falco hypoleucos grey falcon N V
Karma tryoni Tryon's skink LC V
Philoria kundagungan red-and-yellow mountain frog N V
Lerista cinerea vine-thicket fine-lined slider N V
Lerista storri Chillagoe fine-lined slider N V
Litoria serrata tapping green-eyed tree frog N V
Lygisaurus tanneri Endeavour River litter skink N V
Numenius madagascariensis eastern curlew N V
Orcaella heinsohni Australian snubfin dolphin N V
Petrogale coenensis Cape York rock-wallaby N V
Phascolarctos cinereus koala LC (V in SEQ region only) V (QLD wide)
Pteropus conspicillatus spectacled flying-fox LC V
Saproscincus eungellensis Eungella shadeskink LC V
Stiphodon atratus emerald cling goby Not protected V
Stiphodon birdsong birdsong cling goby Not protected V
Stiphodon rutilaureus orange cling goby Not protected V
Sminthopsis leucopus white-footed dunnart N V
Sousa sahulensis Australian humpback dolphin N V
Wollumbinia belli Bell’s turtle LC V
Amytornis barbatus diamantina   LC N
Dasyatis fluviorum estuary stingray Not protected N
Legend and aids to interpretation
Reference Aid to interpretation
extinct in the wild See decision criteria
endangered See decision criteria
vulnerable See decision criteria
near threatened See decision criteria
least concern See decision criteria