Threatened Species List - Vertebrate Animals

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The tables below contains a list of all vertebrate animal species (as at September 2023) which are on Tasmania's Threatened Species Protection Act 1995.

The Commonwealth status refers to listings under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. As nominations are being received all the time, the species and or their status may have already changed.

SPRAT  - Species Profile and ​​Threats (database)​

Status - What these terms mean

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Sp​​​​ecies

Further R​​eading

Common​​ Name

G​ro​up

Status T​as

Statu​​s C​'th

Antechinus vandycki*

Listing Statement

​Tasman Peninsula dusky antechinus

​MAMMA​​LS

​​​v​

Arctocephalus forsteri

​long-nosed fur seal (previously known as New Zealand fur seal)

MAMMALS

r​

Arctocephalus trop​icalis

National Recovery Plan

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

subantarctic fur seal

MAMMALS

e​

EN

​Balaenoptera ​borealis​

​Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

sei whale​

MAMMALS​

VU​

Balaenoptera musculus

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

blue whale

MAMMALS

e

EN

Balaenoptera physalus

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

fin whale

MAMMALS

v​

VU

​Dasyurus maculatus maculatus

Listing Statement

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile​

spotted-tailed quoll

MAMMALS

r​

VU

​Dasyurus viverrinus

​Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

​eastern quoll (mainland)​

​MAMMALS

​EN

Eubalaena australis

Further Information

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

southern right whale

MAMMALS

e

EN

Megaptera novaeangliae

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

humpback whale

MAMMALS

e

VU

Mirounga leonina

Further Information

National Recovery Plan 

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile​

southern elephant seal

MAMMALS

e

VU

Perameles gunnii gunnii

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

eastern-barred bandicoot

MAMMALS

VU​

Pseudomys novaehollandiae

Listing Statement

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

new holland mouse

MAMMALS

e​

VU

Sarcophilus harrisii

Save the Tasmanian Devil  Program

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile​

tasmanian devil

MAMMALS

e

EN

Thylacinus cynocephalus

Further Information

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

thylacine

MAMMALS

x

EX

Acanthiza pusilla archibaldi

Recovery Plan

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

brown thornbill (King Island)

BIRDS

e​

EN​

Acanthornis magna greeniana

Recovery Plan

Further Information

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

scrubtit (King Island)

BIRDS

e

CR

Accipiter novaehollandiae


grey goshawk

BIRDS

e

Alcedo azurea diemenensis see Ceyx azureus diemenensis

Aquila audax fleayi

Listing Statement

Further Information

Recovery Plan

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

wedge-tailed eagle

BIRDS

e

EN

Ardenna grisea

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile
​sooty shearwater
​BIRDS


​VU
Arenaria interpres

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile
​ruddy turnstone
​BIRDS


​VU​

Botaurus poiciloptilus

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

Australasian bittern

BIRDS

EN

Calidris acuminata

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

​sharp-tailed sandpiper
​BIRDS
​VU
Calidris canutus

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile
​red knot
​BIRDS
​VU

​Calidris ferruginea 

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

​curlew sandpiper

​BIRDS

​CR

Calidris tenuirostris

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile
​great knot
​BIRDS
​VU

Ceyx azureus diemenensis

Listing Statement

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

Tasmanian azure kingfisher

BIRDS

e

EN

Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae erythrotis

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

Macquarie Island parakeet

BIRDS

x

EX

Diomedea exulans

National Recovery Plan

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

wandering albatross

BIRDS

e

VU

Dromaius minor

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

King Island emu

BIRDS

x

EX

Dromaius novaehollandiae diemenensis

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

Tasmanian emu

BIRDS

x

EX

Gallinago hardwickii

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile
​Latham's snipe
​BIRDS


​​VU

Gallirallus philippensis macquariensis

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

Macquarie Island rail

BIRDS

x

EX

Haliaeetus leucogaster

Listing Statement

Recovery Plan

white-bellied sea-eagle

BIRDS

v

Halobaena caerulea

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

blue petrel

BIRDS

v​

VU​

​Hirundapus caudacutus

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

white-throated needletail​

BIRDS​

VU​

Lathamus discolor

Further Information

Recovery Plan

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile​

swift parrot

BIRDS

e​

CR

Leucocarbo atriceps purpurascens

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

Macquarie Island shag

BIRDS

v

VU

​Limosa lapponica baueri
Commonwealth SPRAT Profile
​western Alaskan bar-tailed godwit
​BIRDS


​​EN

Limosa limosa

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile
​black-tailed godwit
​BIRDS


​​EN

Macronectes giganteus

National Recovery Plan

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

southern giant petrel

BIRDS

v

EN

Macronectes halli

National Recovery Plan

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

northern giant petrel

BIRDS

r

VU

Neophema chrysogaster

Listing Statement

National Recove​ry Plan

OBP​ Tasmania Program 

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

orange-bellied parrot

BIRDS

e

CR

Neophema chrysostoma

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

​blue-winged parrot
​BIRDS
​​VU

Numenius madagascariensis

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

eastern curlew

BIRDS

e

CR

Oceanites oceanicus


wilson's storm petrel

BIRDS

r

Pachyptila turtur subantarctica

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

fairy prion southern sub-species

BIRDS

e

VU

Pardalotus quadragintus

Listing Statement

Recovery Plan

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

forty-spotted pardalote

BIRDS

e

EN

Phoebetria fusca

National Recovery Plan

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

sooty albatross

BIRDS

r

VU

Phoebetria palpebrata

National Recovery Plan

light-mantled albatross

BIRDS

v

Platycercus caledonicus brownii

Re​​covery Plan​​

Listing Statement

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

King Island green rosella

BIRDS

v

VU

Pluvialis squatarola

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile
​grey plover
​BIRDS


​VU

Podiceps cristatus

great crested grebe

BIRDS

v

Procellaria cinerea


grey petrel

BIRDS

e

Pterodroma lessonii


white-headed petrel

BIRDS

v

Pterodroma mollis

Listing Statement

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

soft-plumaged petrel

BIRDS

e

VU

Sterna albifrons sinensis see Sternula albifrons sinensis

Sterna nereis nereis see Sternula nereis nereis



Sterna striata

white-fronted tern

BIRDS

v

Sterna vittata bethunei

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

Antarctic tern

BIRDS

e

EN

Sternula albifrons sinensis

little tern

BIRDS

e

Sternula nereis nereis

Recovery Plan

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile​

fairy tern

BIRDS

v

VU

​Strepera fuliginosa colei

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

​​black currawong (King Island)

​BIRDS

​VU

Thalassarche cauta

Further Information

National Recovery Plan

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

shy albatross, Tasmanian shy Albatross

BIRDS

v

EN​​

Thalassarche chrysostoma

National Recovery Plan

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

grey-headed albatross

BIRDS

e

EN​

Thalassarche melanophris

National Recovery Plan​

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile​

black-browed albatross

BIRDS

e

VU

​Thinornis cucullatus​ cucullatus​

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

​​hooded plover (Eastern)

BIRDS​

​VU​

​Thinornis rubricollis rubricollis see Thinornis cucullatus​



Tringa nebularia

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile​
​common greenshank
​BIRDS


​​EN

Tyto novaehollandiae castanops

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

masked owl

BIRDS

e

VU

Xenus cinereus
Commonwealth SPRAT Profile
​terek sandpiper
​BIRDS


​​VU

Litoria raniformis

Listing Statement

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

green and gold frog

AMPHIBIANS

v

VU

Limnodynastes peroni


striped marsh frog

AMPHIBIANS

e

Caretta caretta

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

loggerhead turtle

REPTILES

e

EN

Carinascincus greeni 

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile
​northern snow skink
​REPTILES


​EN
Carinascincus microlepidotus
Commonwealth SPRAT Profile
​southern snow skink
​REPTILES


​EN
Carinascincus orocryptus
Commonwealth SPRAT Profile
​Tasmanian mountain skink
​REPTILES 


​EN

​Carinascincus palfreymani

Listing Statement

Recovery Plan

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile​​

pedra b​ranca skink​

REPTILES​

​e

CR

Chelonia mydas

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

green turtle

REPTILES

v

VU

Dermochelys coriacea

​​Commonwealth SPRAT Profile​

leathery turtle

REPTILES

v

EN​

Eretmochelys imbricata

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

hawksbill turtle

REPTILES

v

VU

Niveoscincus palfreymani see Carinascincus palfreymani


Pseudemoia pagenstecheri


tussock skink

REPTILES

v

Pseudemoia rawlinsoni

Listing Statement

glossy grass skink

REPTILES

r

Brachionichthys hirsutus

Listing Statement

Recovery Plan

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

spotted handfish

FISH

e

CR

​Brachiopsilus dianthus

​Listin​g Statement

​pink handfish

​FISH

​e


​Brachiopsilus ziebelli

Listing S​tatement

Recovery Plan

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile​

​ziebell's handfish

​FISH

​e

​VU

Carcharodon carcharias

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile​

great white shark

FISH

v

VU

Galaxias auratus

Recovery Plan

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

golden galaxias

FISH

r​

EN

Galaxias fontanus

Listing Statement

Re​covery Plan

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

swan galaxias

FISH

e

EN

Galaxias johnstoni

Listin​g Statement

Recovery Plan

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

clarence galaxias

FISH

e

EN

Galaxias parvus

Recovery Plan

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

swamp galaxias

FISH

v

VU

Galaxias pedderensis

Listing Statement

Recovery Plan

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

pedder galaxias

FISH

e

EW

Galaxias tanycephalus

Listing Statement

Rec​overy Plan

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

saddled galaxias

FISH

v

VU

Galaxiella pusilla

Re​covery Plan

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

dwarf galaxias

FISH

v

VU

Paragalaxias dissimilis

Recovery Plan

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

shannon paragalaxias

FISH

v

VU

Paragalaxias eleotroides

Recovery Plan

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

Great Lake paragalaxias

FISH

v

VU

Paragalaxias julianus

Recovery Plan

western paragalaxias

FISH

r

Paragalaxias mesotes

Recovery Plan

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

Arthurs paragalaxias

FISH

e

EN

Prototroctes maraena

Recove​ry Plan

Listing​ Statement

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

Australian grayling

FISH

v

VU

Raja sp. L. see Zearaja maugeana




​Seriolella brama 

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile​

​blue warehou

​FISH

​CD

​Sympterichthys unipennis

​​Listing Statement

​s​​mooth handfish

FISH​

       ​x

​​

Thunnus maccoyii

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

southern bluefin tuna

FISH


CD

​Thymichthys politus

Listing Statement

Recovery Plan

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile

​red handfish

​FISH

​e​

​CR​

Zearaja maugeana

Listing statement 

Commonwealth SPRAT Profile​

Maugean skate (previously Port Davey skate)

FISH

e

EN


Contact

Threatened Species

GPO Box 44,
HOBART, TAS, 7001.