Vulnerable

    The criteria for declaring a species as vulnerable are if:

    • its population is decreasing because of threatening processes, or
    • its population has been seriously depleted and its protection is not secured, or
    • its population, while abundant, is at risk because of threatening processes, or
    • its population is low or localised or depends on limited habitat that is at risk because of threatening processes.

    The Governor in Council may classify a species as vulnerable by amending the Nature Conservation (Wildlife) Regulations 2006 where the above criteria under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) have been met.

    Amphibians (19)

    Common name Scientific name
    Beautiful nurseryfrog Cophixalus concinnus
    Bellenden Ker nurseryfrog Cophixalus neglectus
    Black Mountain boulderfrog Cophixalus saxatilis
    Cape Melville boulderfrog Cophixalus zweifeli
    Cape York nurseryfrog Cophixalus peninsularis
    Cascade treefrogLitoria pearsoniana
    Dainty nurseryfrog Cophixalus exiguus
    Magnificent broodfrog Pseudophryne covacevichae
    Melville Range treefrog Litoria andiirrmalin
    Mount Elliot nurseryfrog Cophixalus mcdonaldi
    Mountain nurseryfrog Cophixalus monticola
    New England treefrog Litoria subglandulosa
    Northern nurseryfrog Cophixalus crepitans
    Red-and-yellow mountainfrog Kyarranus kundagungan
    Tapping green eyed frog Litoria serrata
    Tusked frog Adelotus brevis
    Wallum frogletCrinia tinnula
    Wallum rocketfrog Litoria freycineti
    Wallum sedgefrogLitoria olongburensis

    Birds (35)

    Common name Scientific name
    Antipodean albatross Diomedea antipodensis antipodensis
    Beach stone-curlewEsacus magnirostris
    Black-breasted button-quailTurnix melanogaster
    Blue petrelHalobaena caerulea
    Buller's albatross Thalassarche bulleri
    Eclectus parrot (Cape York Peninsula)Eclectus roratus macgillivrayi
    Eungella honeyeater Bolemoreus hindwoodi
    Gibson's albatross Diomedea antipodensis gibsoni
    Glossy black-cockatoo Calyptorhynchus lathami
    Greater sand plover Charadrius leschenaultii
    Grey falcon Falco hypoleucos
    Ground parrot Pezoporus wallicus wallicus
    Indian yellow-nosed albatross Thalassarche carteri
    Macleay's fig-parrot Cyclopsitta diophthalma macleayana
    Major Mitchell's cockatoo Lophochroa leadbeateri
    Masked owl (northern subspecies) Tyto novaehollandiae kimberli
    Northern giant-petrel Macronectes halli
    Painted honeyeater Grantiella picta
    Palm cockatoo Probosciger aterrimus
    Plumed frogmouth Podargus ocellatus plumiferus
    Powerful owl Ninox strenua
    Purple-crowned fairy-wren Malurus coronatus
    Red-tailed tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda
    Rufous scrub-birdAtrichornis rufescens
    Shy albatross Thalassarche cauta
    Sooty albatross Phoebetria fusca
    Southern cassowary (northern population) Casuarius casuarius johnsonii (northern population)
    Southern emu-wren Stipiturus malachurus
    Squatter pigeon (southern subspecies) Geophaps scripta scripta
    Wandering albatross Diomedea exulans
    Wedge-tailed shearwater Ardenna pacifica
    Western Alaskan bar-tailed godwit Limosa lapponica baueri
    White-capped albatross Thalassarche steadi
    White-throated needletailHirundapus caudacutus
    Yellow chat (gulf) Epthianura crocea crocea

    Invertebrates (7)

    Common name Scientific name
    Apollo jewel butterfly (Wet Tropics subspecies) Hypochrysops apollo apollo
    Bold blue-line butterfly Nacaduba pactolus cela
    Illidge's ant-blue butterfly Acrodipsas illidgei
    Pale imperial hairstreak Jalmenus eubulus
    Richmond birdwing butterflyOrnithoptera richmondia
    A snail Adclarkia cameroni
    A crayfish Euastacus bindal

    Fish (5)

    Common name Scientific name
    Honey blue eyePseudomugil mellis
    Oxleyan pygmy perchNannoperca oxleyana
     Stiphodon pelewensis
     Stiphodon rutilaureus
     Stiphodon surrufus

    Mammals (29)

    Common name Scientific name
    Australian humpback dolphinSousa sahulensis
    Australian snubfin dolphinOrcaella heinsohni
    Brush-tailed rock-wallaby Petrogale penicillata
    Brush-tailed tree-rat Conilurus penicillatus
    Cape York rock-wallaby Petrogale coenensis
    Crest-tailed mulgara Dasycercus cristicauda
    DugongDugong dugon
    Eastern long-eared batNyctophilus corbeni
    Fawn leaf-nosed batHipposideros cervinus
    Greater glider Petauroides volans
    Hastings River mousePseudomys oralis
    Humpback whaleMegaptera novaeangliae
    KoalaPhascolarctos cinereus
    KowariDasyuroides byrnei
    Large-eared pied bat Chalinolobus dwyeri
    Long-nosed potorooPotorous tridactylus tridactylus
    New Holland mouse Pseudomys novaehollandiae
    Northern hopping-mouseNotomys aquilo
    Northern leaf-nosed batHipposideros stenotis
    Orange leaf-nosed batRhinonicteris aurantia
    Purple-necked rock-wallaby Petrogale purpureicollis
    Sharman's rock-wallabyPetrogale sharmani
    Spotted-tailed quoll (southern subspecies) Dasyurus maculatus maculatus
    Subantarctic fur seal Artocephalus tropicalis
    Tube-nosed insectivorous batMurina florium
    Water mouse (false water-rat)Xeromys myoides
    White-footed dunnart Sminthopsis leucopus
    Yellow-bellied glider (northern subspecies) Petaurus australis unnamed subsp.
    Yellow-footed rock-wallabyPetrogale xanthopus celeris

    Reptiles (39)

    Common name

    Scientific name

    Atherton ctenotus

    Ctenotus monticola

    Bartle Frere bar-sided skink

    Concinnia frerei

    Bartle Frere cool-skink

    Techmarscincus jigurru

    Bell's turtle

    Wollumbinia belli

    Black Mountain gecko

    Nactus galgajuga

    Black Mountain rainbow-skink

    Liburnascincus scirtetis

    Cape heath ctenotus

    Ctenotus rawlinsoni

    Chillagoe fine-lined slider

    Lerista storri

    Collared delma

    Delma torquata

    Common death adder

    Acanthophis antarcticus

    Dunmall's snake

    Furina dunmalli

    Endeavour River litter-skink

    Lygisaurus tanneri

    Estuarine crocodile

    Crocodylus porosus

    Eungella shadeskink

    Saproscincus eungellensis

    Fassifern blind snake

    Anilios insperatus

    Fitzroy River turtle

    Rheodytes leukops

    Flatback turtle

    Natator depressus

    Fuhn's snake-eyed skink

    Cryptoblepharus fuhni

    Gravel-downs ctenotus

    Ctenotus serotinus

    Green turtle

    Chelonia mydas

    Gulf snapping turtle

    Elseya lavarackorum

    Ingram's lerista

    Lerista ingrami

    Jardine River turtle

    Emydura subglobosa subglobosa

    Limbless fine-lined slider

    Lerista ameles

    Littoral whiptail-skink

    Emoia atrocostata australis

    Magnetic Island dwarf skink

    Pygmaeascincus sadlieri

    McIllwraith leaf-tailed gecko

    Orraya occultus

    Mount Cooper striped lerista

    Lerista vittata

    Mount Jukes broad-tailed gecko

    Phyllurus isis

    Orange-speckled forest-skink

    Magmellia luteilateralis

    Ornamental snake

    Denisonia maculata

    Pink snake

    Cryptophis incredibilis

    Plains death adder

    Acanthophis hawkei

    Ringed thin-tailed gecko

    Phyllurus caudiannulatus

    Roma earless dragon

    Tympanocryptis wilsoni

    Thornton Peak calyptotis

    Calyptotis thorntonensis

    Tryon's skink

    Karma tryoni

    Vine-thicket fine-lined slider

    Lerista cinerea

    Yakka skink

    Egernia rugosa

    Vulnerable plants

    There are 484 species of plants that are listed as vulnerable under the Nature Conservation Act 1992. These plants are in danger of extinction in the next 10–50 years unless action is taken to reverse their decline.

    The complete list of vulnerable plants can be found in the Nature Conservation (Wildlife) Regulation 2006.

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