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
TaxonCommon nameFormer Qld statusNew Qld status
Calotis glabrescens NX
Acacia deuteroneura VE
Acianthus saxatilis LCE
Aponogeton lancesmithii LCE
Calotis suffruticosa NE
Chloris sp. (Edgbaston R.J. Fensham 5694)Edgbaston chlorisLCE
Cooktownia robertsiimystery orchidLCE
Eragrostis fenshamii LCE
Gunniopsis sp. (Edgbaston R.J. Fensham 5094) LCE
Isotoma sp. (Elizabeth Springs R.J.Fensham 3676) LCE
Kelita uncinella LCE
Kunzea sp. (Herbert River R.J. Cumming 11309) NE
Peristylus banfieldiiyellow ogre orchidNE
Pluchea punctata LCE
Pterostylis caligna LCE
Rhizanthella omissaunderground orchidNE
Stylidium elachophyllumtrigger plantLCE
Uncaria cordata var. cordata NE
Vittadinia decora NE
Acacia sp. (Castletower N.Gibson TOI345) NV
Apluda muticaMauritian grassNV
Ardisia fasciculata NV
Asplenium normale NV
Bulbophyllum argyropussilver strand orchidNV
Bulbophyllum boonjeemaroon strand orchidNV
Calamus aruensisLockerbie Scrub wait-a-whileNV
Calocephalus sp. (Eulo M.E. Ballingall MEB2590) NV
Commersonia leiperi LCV
Corchorus subargenteus LCV
Crudia papuana NV
Cycas couttsianaGlen Idol blue cycasNV
Cycas cupidacute zamiaLCV
Dendrobium fellowsii NV
Eremophila stenophylla LCV
Eria dischorensisspotted urchin orchidNV
Eria irukandjianasmall urchin orchidNV
Eucalyptus nudicaulis LCV
Eulophia pelorica gonzo orchidNV
Eulophia zollingericarrion orchidNV
Fimbristylis distincta NV
Fimbristylis sp. (Elizabeth Springs R.J. Fensham 3743) LCV
Habenaria eurylobasmall rein orchidLCV
Habenaria fuscinagreen rein orchidLCV
Habenaria vatiacurved rein orchidLCV
Helicia grayi NV
Hemmantia webbii NV
Homoranthus zeteticorum NV
Ipomoea imperati beach morning glory, fiddle-leaf morning gloryNV
Ipomoea saintronanensis NV
Isotoma sp. (Myross R.J. Fensham 3883) LCV
Lasianthus hirsutus NV
Lepidagathis royenii NV
Liparis condylobulbon NV
Livistona fulvaBlackdown Tableland cabbage palmNV
Macrozamia cardiacensisMt Walsh zamiaNV
Mallotus megadontus LCV
Nyssanthes impervia LCV
Nyssanthes longistyla LCV
Oberonia carnosarockpile fairy orchidNV
Pachystoma pubescenspine kunai orchidNV
Panicum chillagoanum NV
Paramapania parvibractea NV
Paspalum multinodum NV
Phyllanthus sp. (Bulburin P.I.Forster+ PIF16034) NV
Pomaderris notata NV
Sannantha brachypoda NV
Schoenorchis sarcophyllafleshy flea orchidNV
Senegalia pennata subsp. kerrii LCV
Solanum calliumbrush nightshadeNV
Sphaerantia chartaceaShipton’s pendaNV
Sticherus milnei NV
Stictocardia queenslandica NV
Stockwellia quadrifidastockwelliaNV
Syzygium aqueumwater apple, watery rose-appleNV
Syzygium macilwraithianumMcIlwraith satinash, McIlwraith Range bark-in-the-woodNV
Tectaria siifolia NV
Thelasis carinatatriangular fly orchidNV
Torenia polygonoides NV
Wahlenbergia scopulicola NV
Waterhousea mulgraveanaLittle Mulgrave bark-in-woodNV
Westringia sericeanative rosemaryNV
Xanthostemon graniticus NV
Anoectochilus yatesiaejewel orchid, marbled jewel orchidLCN
Fimbristylis carolinii LCN
Reclassification of 46 fauna species
TaxonCommon nameFormer Qld statusNew Qld status
Rheobatrachus silussouthern gastric brooding frogEX
Taudactylus acutirostrissharp-snouted torrent frogEX
Taudactylus diurnusMount Glorious torrent frogEX
Adclarkia dawsonensisboggomoss snailNot protectedE
Adclarkia dulaccaDulacca woodland snailNot protectedE
Amytornis barbatus barbatusgrey grasswren (Bulloo)NE
Antechinus arktosblack-tailed antechinusLCE
Elseya albagulasouthern snapping turtleLCE
Litoria myolaKuranda treefrogNE
Tenuibranchiurus glypticusswamp crayfishNot protectedE
Trisyntopa scatophaga Not protectedE
Turnix oliviibuff-breasted button-quailVE
Acanthophis antarcticuscommon death adderNV
Adclarkia cameronibrigalow woodland snailNot protectedV
Antechinus argentussilver-headed antechinusLCV
Bolemoreus hindwoodiEungella honeyeaterNV
Calyptotis thorntonensisThornton Peak calyptotisNV
Cryptoblepharus fuhniFuhn’s snake-eyed skinkNV
Cryptophis incredibilispink snakeNV
Ctenotus monticolaAtherton striped skinkLCV
Ctenotus rawlinsoniCape Heath ctenotusNV
Ctenotus serotinusgravel-downs ctenotusNV
Emoia atrocostata australislittoral whip-tail skinkNV
Emydura subglobosa subglobosaJardine River turtleNV
Euastacus bindalMount Elliot crayfishNot protectedV
Falco hypoleucosgrey falconNV
Karma tryoniTryon's skinkLCV
Philoria kundagunganred-and-yellow mountain frogNV
Lerista cinereavine-thicket fine-lined sliderNV
Lerista storriChillagoe fine-lined sliderNV
Litoria serratatapping green-eyed tree frogNV
Lygisaurus tanneriEndeavour River litter skinkNV
Numenius madagascariensiseastern curlewNV
Orcaella heinsohniAustralian snubfin dolphinNV
Petrogale coenensisCape York rock-wallabyNV
Phascolarctos cinereuskoalaLC (V in SEQ region only)V (QLD wide)
Pteropus conspicillatusspectacled flying-foxLCV
Saproscincus eungellensisEungella shadeskinkLCV
Stiphodon atratusemerald cling gobyNot protectedV
Stiphodon birdsongbirdsong cling gobyNot protectedV
Stiphodon rutilaureusorange cling gobyNot protectedV
Sminthopsis leucopuswhite-footed dunnartNV
Sousa sahulensisAustralian humpback dolphinNV
Wollumbinia belliBell’s turtleLCV
Amytornis barbatus diamantina LCN
Dasyatis fluviorumestuary stingrayNot protectedN
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.