List of Threatened Species

​​​​​​​​​​​​Threatened Species Lists A-Z

The following lists outline all species on Tasmania's Threatened Species Protection Act 1995. As nominations are being received all the time, the species or their status may have already changed. Where available, these lists contain links to listing statements and recovery plans.

​​​Listing Information

(includes notesheets, listing statements, and recovery plans)

Threatened​ Plants Lists
Threatened Animals Lists
Vascular Plan​ts​​
(Dicotyledons, Monocotyledons, Gymnosperms and Ferns, sorted in alphabetical order by scientific name)
(Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Fish)
Non-Vascular Plants
(Bryophytes, Algae, Lichens, Liverwort)
(Worms, Spiders, Crustacea, Butterflies/Moths, Caddisflies, Beetles, Snails, Starfish)

More than 650 species of plant and animal are currently threatened in Tasmania and are listed on the Schedules of the Threatened Species Protection Act 1995 (The Act).​  ​

The listing or delisting of Tasmian flora and fauna taxa is by Order of the Minister (Environment), following a recommendation from the Threatened Species Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC). Members of the public, scientists and organisations can submit a nomination for consideration by the SAC to change the conservation status of a species by completing a species nomination form. More information on how to make a nomination and the assessment process is available here.

​​​Threatened species are classified into three levels in Tasmania to reflect their risk of extinction. These are endangered, vulnerable or rare. Definitions of these terms are outlined in our What These Terms Mean web page.​​

More information on Tasmania's approach to conserving Tasmania's threatened species can be obtained from the Threatened Species Strategy.


Notesheets are prepared as a precursor to a Listing Statement and Recovery Plan to provide general information about a threatened species such as threats, identification and distribution. Notesheets for threatened flora can be viewed via the table above. For similar information on threatened fauna species, see the Threatened Fauna Handbook. (Please note that the information contained in this publication may be out of date).

Listing St​​ate​​ments

Listing Statements are required by legislation for all listed species. They are brief, A4 size documents providing distributional and biological data, recovery program information, actions carried out, actions required and illustrations. The quickest and most readily obtainable advice on threats and management of a particular species will be provided in Listing Statements. Listing Statements are used in place of Recovery Plans where the required recovery actions do not warrant preparation of a full recovery plan. Listing Statements can be viewed via the table above.

Recovery ​P​​​lans

Species requiring individual long-term strategies or requiring complex planned management may be managed under a Recovery Plan with actions identified for several years. Recovery Plans will usually be prepared detailing the actions required for the recovery and long term security of one or more species or ecological communities for a period of five years. They will also usually detail the funds required to carry out these actions. View the full list of Recovery Plans.​​



Threatened Species

GPO Box 44,
HOBART, TAS, 7001.