Threatened Species List - Vertebrate Animals

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The tables below contains a list of all vertebrate animal species (as at November 2015) 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.

Status - What these terms mean

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Species Further Reading Common Name G​roup
Status Tas
Status C'th
​Antechinus vandycki*
​Tasman Peninsula Dusky Antechinus

​MAMMA​​LS

​​​v​
Arctocephalus forsteri Further InformationLong-nosed Fur Seal (previously known as New Zealand Fur Seal)MAMMALS
r
Arctocephalus tropicalis National Recovery PlanSubantarctic Fur SealMAMMALS
e
EN
Balaenoptera ​borealis
Sei Whale​MAMMALS​VU​

Balaenoptera musculus Recovery PlanBlue WhaleMAMMALS
e
EN
Balaenoptera physalus Conservation AdviceFin WhaleMAMMALS
v
VU
Dasyurus maculatus maculatus Recovery PlanSpotted-tailed quollMAMMALS
r
VU
Dasyurus viverrinus ​Further Information​Eastern Quoll (mainland)​
​MAMMALS​EN
Eubalaena australis Recovery Plan
Further Information
Southern Right WhaleMAMMALS
e
EN
Megaptera novaeangliae Conservation AdviceHumpback WhaleMAMMALS
e
VU
Mirounga leonina Further Information
National Recovery Plan
Southern Elephant SealMAMMALS
e
VU
Perameles gunnii gunnii
Eastern-barred BandicootMAMMALS
VU
Pseudomys novaehollandiae Conservation Advice
Listing Statement
New Holland MouseMAMMALS
e
VU
Sarcophilus harrisii Conservation Advice
Further Information
Tasmanian devilMAMMALS
e
EN
Thylacinus cynocephalus Further InformationThylacineMAMMALS
x
EX
Acanthiza pusilla archibaldi Recovery Plan
Brown Thornbill (King Island)BIRDS
e
EN
Acanthornis magna greeniana Recovery Plan
Further Information
Scrubtit (King Island)BIRDS
e
CR
Accipiter novaehollandiae
Grey GoshawkBIRDS
e
Alcedo azurea diemenensis see Ceyx azureus diemenensis
Aquila audax fleayi Further Information
Recovery Plan
Wedge-tailed EagleBIRDS
e
EN
Botaurus poiciloptilusAustralasian BitternBIRDS
EN
Calidris ferruginea  Further Information​Curlew Sandpiper​BIRDS​CR
Ceyx azureus diemenensis Listing Statement
Conservation Advice​
Tasmanian Azure KingfisherBIRDS
e
EN
Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae erythrotis Macquarie Island ParakeetBIRDS
x
EX
Diomedea exulans National Recovery PlanWandering AlbatrossBIRDS
e
VU
Dromaius minor King Island EmuBIRDS
x
EX
Dromaius novaehollandiae diemenensisTasmanian EmuBIRDS
x
EX
Gallirallus philippensis macquariensisMacquarie Island RailBIRDS
x
EX
Haliaeetus leucogaster Recovery PlanWhite-bellied Sea-EagleBIRDS
v
Halobaena caerulea Conservation Advice​
Blue PetrelBIRDS
v
VU
Hirundapus caudacutus
White-throated Needletail​BIRDS​VU​
Lathamus discolor Further Information
Recovery Plan
Swift Parrot
BIRDS
e
CR
Leucocarbo atriceps purpurascens National Recovery PlanMacquarie Island ShagBIRDS
v
VU
Macronectes giganteus National Recovery PlanSouthern Giant PetrelBIRDS
v
EN
Macronectes halli National Recovery PlanNorthern Giant PetrelBIRDS
r
VU
Neophema chrysogaster Listing Statement
National Recove​ry Plan

Further information 

Orange-bellied ParrotBIRDS
e
CR
Numenius madagascariensis Further Information
Conservation Advice
Eastern CurlewBIRDS
e
CR
Oceanites oceanicus
Wilson's Storm PetrelBIRDS
r
Pachyptila turtur subantarctica Conservation Advice
Fairy Prion southern sub-speciesBIRDS
e
VU
Pardalotus quadragintus Listing Statement
Recovery Plan
Forty-spotted PardaloteBIRDS
e
EN
Phoebetria fusca National Recovery PlanSooty AlbatrossBIRDS
r
VU
Phoebetria palpebrata National Recovery PlanLight-mantled AlbatrossBIRDS
v
Platycercus caledonicus brownii

Re​​covery Plan​​

Listing Statement
Further Information
King Island Green RosellaBIRDS
v
VU
Podiceps cristatusGreat Crested GrebeBIRDS
v
Procellaria cinerea
Grey PetrelBIRDS
e
Pterodroma lessonii
White-headed PetrelBIRDS
v
Pterodroma mollis Conservation Advice
Listing Statement
Soft-plumaged PetrelBIRDS
e
VU
Sterna albifrons sinensis see Sternula albifrons sinensis
Sterna nereis nereis see Sternula nereis nereis
Sterna striata White-fronted TernBIRDS
v
Sterna vittata bethunei Conservation AdviceAntarctic TernBIRDS
e
EN
Sternula albifrons sinensis Little TernBIRDS
e
Sternula nereis nereis Conservation AdviceFairy TernBIRDS
v
VU
​Strepera fuliginosa colei Conservation Advice​
Further Information
​​Black Currawong (King Island)​BIRDS​VU
Thalassarche cauta Further Information
National Recovery Plan
Shy Albatross, Tasmanian Shy Albatross
BIRDS
v
EN​
Thalassarche chrysostoma National Recovery PlanGrey-headed AlbatrossBIRDS
e
EN
Thalassarche melanophris National Recovery Plan​
Black-browed AlbatrossBIRDS
e
VU
Thinornis cucullatus​ cucullatus

​Hooded Plover (Eastern)
BIRDS ​VU
Thinornis rubricollis rubricollis see Thinornis cucullatus


Tyto novaehollandiae castanops Conservation AdviceMasked OwlBIRDS
e
VU
Litoria raniformis Listing Statement
Recovery Plan
Green and Gold FrogAMPHIBIANS
v
VU
Limnodynastes peroni
Striped Marsh FrogAMPHIBIANS
e
Caretta caretta Recovery PlanLoggerhead TurtleREPTILES
e
EN
Carinascincus palfreymani
Pedra Branca Skink​REPTILES​​e
VU​
Chelonia mydas Recovery PlanGreen TurtleREPTILES
v
VU
Dermochelys coriacea Conservation Advice
Leathery TurtleREPTILES
v
EN​
Eretmochelys imbricata Recovery Plan
Hawksbill TurtleREPTILES
v
VU
Niveoscincus palfreymani see Carinascincus palfreymani

Pseudemoia pagenstecheri
Tussock SkinkREPTILES
v
Pseudemoia rawlinsoni Listing Statement
Glossy Grass SkinkREPTILES
r
Brachionichthys hirsutus Listing Statement
Recovery Plan
Spotted HandfishFISH
e
CR
Brachiopsilus dianthus

​Pink Handfish
​FISH
listing as endangered pending (unofficial)​
Brachiopsilus ziebelli Listing Statement
Recovery Plan
​Ziebell's Handfish​FISH​e
​VU
Carcharodon carcharias Recovery PlanGreat White SharkFISH
v
VU
Galaxias auratus Recovery PlanGolden GalaxiasFISH
r
EN
Galaxias fontanus Listing Statement
Recovery Plan
Swan GalaxiasFISH
e
EN
Galaxias johnstoni Listing Statement
Recovery Plan
Clarence GalaxiasFISH
e
EN
Galaxias parvus Recovery PlanSwamp GalaxiasFISH
v
VU
Galaxias pedderensis Recovery PlanPedder GalaxiasFISH
e
EW
Galaxias tanycephalus Listing Statement
Recovery Plan
Saddled GalaxiasFISH
v
VU
Galaxiella pusilla Recovery PlanDwarf GalaxiasFISH
v
VU
Paragalaxias dissimilis Recovery PlanShannon ParagalaxiasFISH
v
VU
Paragalaxias eleotroides Recovery PlanGreat Lake ParagalaxiasFISH
v
VU
Paragalaxias julianus Recovery PlanWestern ParagalaxiasFISH
r
Paragalaxias mesotes Recovery PlanArthurs ParagalaxiasFISH
e
EN
Prototroctes maraena Recovery PlanAustralian GraylingFISH
v
VU
Raja sp. L. see Zearaja maugeana


Seriolella brama  ​Further Information​Blue Warehou​FISH​CD
Thunnus maccoyii Further InformationSouthern Bluefin TunaFISH
CD
Thymichthys politus​Red Handfish​FISH​e​
​CR​
Zearaja maugeana Conservation AdviceMaugean skate (previously Port Davey Skate)
FISH
e
EN