Threatened animals

This is a list of threatened amphibians, birds, invertebrates, mammals and reptiles in the Northern Territory (NT).

It also includes a list of NT fish that qualify for threatened species status (not listed under the Territory Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act).

See the list of threatened plants.

Common name Scientific name Conservation status Animal group Other documents
Angalarri grunter (228.1 kb) Scortum neili Vulnerable Fish  
Arafura snake-eyed skink (240.9 kb) Cryptoblepharus gurrmul Endangered Reptile  
Arnhem land skink (292.9 kb) Bellatorias obiri Endangered Reptile  
Arnhem leaf-nosed bat (245.5 kb) Hipposideros inornatus Vulnerable Mammal  
Arnhem rock-rat (187.9 kb) Zyzomys maini Vulnerable Mammal  
Asian dowitcher (250.7 kb) Limnodromus semipalmatus Vulnerable Bird  
Atlas moth (242.6 kb) Attacus wardi Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Australian painted snipe (204.6 kb) Rostratula australis Vulnerable Bird  
Bar-tailed godwit (168.7 kb) Limosa lapponica Vulnerable Bird  
Bare-rumped sheath-tailed bat (172.9 kb) Saccolaimus saccolaimus Listed nationally but not under NT legislation Mammal  
Bednall’s land snail (352.2 kb) Sinumelon bednalli Listed nationally but not under NT legislation Invertebrates  
Black-footed rock-wallaby (190.0 kb) Petrogale lateralis Listed nationally but not under NT legislation Mammal Recovery plan
Black-footed tree-rat (188.1 kb) Mesembriomys gouldii Vulnerable Mammal  
Blue whale (258.9 kb) Balaenoptera musculus Listed nationally but not under NT legislation Mammal Recovery plan
Bronzeback snake-lizard (179.0 kb) Ophidiocephalus taeniatus Endangered Reptile  
Brush-tailed bettong (179.9 kb) Bettongia penicillata Extinct Mammal  
Brush-tailed mulgara (204.4 kb) Dasycercus blythi Vulnerable Mammal  
Brush-tailed rabbit-rat (250.2 kb) Conilurus penicillatus Endangered Mammal  
Burrowing bettong (194.8 kb) Bettongia lesueur Extinct Mammal  
Butler’s dunnart (230.3 kb) Sminthopsis butleri Vulnerable Mammal Recovery plan
Survey protocol (210.4 kb)
Canfield rat (194.5 kb) Rattus sordidus Critically Endangered Mammal  
Carpentarian antechinus (321.0 kb) Pseudantechinus mimulus Listed nationally but not under NT legislation Mammal Recovery plan
Carpentarian grasswren (385.7 kb) Amytornis dorotheae Endangered Bird  
Carpentarian rock-rat (212.1 kb) Zyzomys palatalis Critically Endangered Mammal Recovery plan
Central hare-wallaby (153.3 kb) Lagorchestes asomatus Extinct Mammal  
Central rock-rat (237.1 kb) Zyzomys pedunculatus Endangered Mammal Recovery plan
Cognate land snail (181.8 kb) Amphidromus cognatus Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Common brushtail possum (229.7 kb) Trichosurus vulpecula vulpecula Endangered Mammal  
Crescent nailtail wallaby (172.9 kb) Onychogalea lunata Extinct Mammal  
Crest-tailed mulgara (187.3 kb) Dasycercus cristicauda Vulnerable Mammal  
Curlew sandpiper (129.1 kb) Calidris ferruginea Vulnerable Bird  
Desert bandicoot (158.2 kb) Perameles eremiana Extinct Mammal  
Desert sand-skipper (208.7 kb) Croitana aestiva Listed nationally but not under NT legislation Invertebrates  
Desmond’s land snail (173.3 kb) Mesodontrachia desmonda Critically Endangered Invertebrates  
Dodd’s azure butterfly (213.3 kb) Ogyrisiphis doddi Endangered Invertebrates  
Dusky hopping-mouse (200.3 kb) Notomys fuscus Endangered Mammal  
Dwarf sawfish (243.6 kb) Pristis clavata Vulnerable Fish Recovery plan
Eastern curlew (202.3 kb) Numenius madagascariensis Vulnerable Bird  
Ellery gorge land snail (171.3 kb) Semotrachia elleryi Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Emiles land snail (177.3 kb) Semotrachia emilia Vulnerable Invertebrates  
False water rat (211.9 kb) Xeromys myoides Listed nationally but not under NT legislation Mammal  
Fawn Antechinus (176.5 kb) Antechinus bellus Endangered Mammal  
Fawn hopping-mouse (221.6 kb) Notomys cervinus Extinct Mammal  
Finke goby (184.7 kb) Chlamydogobius japalpa Vulnerable Fish  
Fitzroy land snail (166.2 kb) Mesodontrachia fitzroyana Critically Endangered Invertebrates  
Flatback turtle (211.4 kb) Natator depressus Listed nationally but not under NT legislation Reptile Recovery plan
Floodplain monitor (249.0 kb) Varanus panoptes Vulnerable Reptile  
Freshwater sawfish (223.3 kb) Pristis microdon Vulnerable Fish Recovery plan
Ghost bat (325.7 kb) Megaderma gigas Listed nationally but not under NT legislation Mammal  
Gillen creek land snail (180.0 kb) Granulomelon gilleni Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Golden-backed tree-rat (179.7 kb) Mesembriomys macrurus Critically Endangered Mammal Recovery plan
Golden-bandicoot (339.7 kb) Isoodon auratus Endangered Mammal Recovery plan
Gouldian finch (187.6 kb) Erythrura gouldiae Vulnerable Bird Recovery plan
Gove crow butterfly (314.8 kb) Euploea alcathoe enastri Listed nationally but not under NT legislation Invertebrates Recovery plan
Great desert skink (287.1 kb) Liopholis kintorei Vulnerable Reptile Recovery plan
Great knot (243.2 kb) Calidris tenuirostris Vulnerable Bird  
Greater bilby (221.9 kb) Macrotis lagotis Vulnerable Mammal Recovery plan
Greater sand plover (179.0 kb) Charadrius leschenaultii Vulnerable Bird  
Green sawfish (215.7 kb) Pristis zijsron Vulnerable Fish Recovery plan
Green turtle (247.7 kb) Chelonia mydas Listed nationally but not under NT legislation Reptile Recovery plan
Grey nurse shark (200.4 kb) Carcharias taurus Listed nationally Fish Recovery plan
Grey currawong (210.6 kb) Strepera versicolor Critically Endangered Bird  
Grey falcon (149.8 kb) Falco hypoleucos Vulnerable Bird  
Gulf snapping turtle (177.5 kb) Elseya lavarackorum Listed nationally but not under NT legislation Reptile  
Hawksbill turtle (323.9 kb) Eretmochelys imbricata Vulnerable Reptile Recovery plan
Hooded robin (Tiwi Islands) (198.2 kb) Melanodryas cucullata melvillensis Critically Endangered Bird  
Horsfield’s bushlark (Tiwi Islands) (160.6 kb) Mirafra javanica melvillensis Vulnerable Bird  
Howard springs toadlet (164.2 kb) Uperoleia daviesae Vulnerable Amphibian  
Humpback whale (236.0 kb) Megaptera novaeangliae Listed nationally but not under NT legislation Mammal Recovery plan
Kowari (192.0 kb) Dasyuroides byrnei Extinct Mammal  
Land snail (192.8 kb) Ordtrachia australis Endangered Invertebrates  
Land snail (189.6 kb) Ordtrachia septentrionalis Endangered Invertebrates  
Land snail (174.0 kb) Semotrachia euzyga Endangered Invertebrates  
Land snail (176.0 kb) Basedowena squamulosa Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Land snail (175.4 kb) Dirutrachia sublevata Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Land snail (216.5 kb) Divellomelon hillieri Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Land snail (180.5 kb) Granulomelon grandituberculatum Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Land snail (192.8 kb) Pillomena aemula Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Land snail (178.9 kb) Semotrachia caupona Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Land snail (179.0 kb) Semotrachia esau Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Land snail (174.7 kb) Semotrachia filixiana Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Land snail (172.9 kb) Semotrachia huckittana Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Land snail (159.6 kb) Semotrachia illarana Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Land snail (176.7 kb) Semotrachia jessieana Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Land snail (169.8 kb) Semotrachia jinkana Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Land snail (183.5 kb) Semotrachia rossana Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Land snail (209.1 kb) Trochomorpha melvillensis Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Leatherback turtle (244.1 kb) Dermochelys coriacea Critically Endangered Reptile Recovery plan
Lesser bilby (153.9 kb) Macrotis leucura Extinct Mammal  
Lesser sand plover (159.4 kb) Charadrius mongolus Vulnerable Bird  
Lesser stick-nest rat (185.2 kb) Leporillus apicalis Extinct Mammal  
Loggerhead turtle (284.4 kb) Caretta caretta Vulnerable Reptile Recovery plan
Long-tailed dunnart (161.1 kb) Sminthopsis longicaudata Vulnerable Mammal  
Long-tailed hopping-mouse (173.7 kb) Notomys longicaudatus Extinct Mammal  
Lorentz grunter (203.3 kb) Pingalla lorentzi Vulnerable Fish  
Mala (200.4 kb) Lagorchestes hirsutus Extinct in the Wild Mammal Recovery plan
Malleefowl (233.0 kb) Leipoa ocellata Critically Endangered Bird Recovery plan
Masked owl (mainland Top End) (164.3 kb) Tyto novaehollandiae kimberli Vulnerable Bird Recovery plan
Survey protocol (4.0 mb)
Masked owl (Tiwi Islands) (212.7 kb) Tyto novaehollandiae melvillensis Endangered Bird Recovery plan
Survey protocol (4.0 mb)
Merten’s water monitor (254.2 kb) Varanus mertensi Vulnerable Reptile  
Mitchell’s water monitor (197.2 kb) Varanus mitchelli Vulnerable Reptile  
Nabarlek (184.8 kb) Petrogale concinna Vulnerable Mammal Recovery plan
Night parrot (242.8 kb) Pezoporus occidentalis Critically Endangered Bird  
Northern brush-tailed phascogale (216.7 kb) Phascogale pirata Endangered Mammal  
Northern hopping-mouse (233.1 kb) Notomys aquilo Vulnerable Mammal Recovery plan
Northern leaf-nosed bat (175.5 kb) Hipposideros stenotis Vulnerable Mammal  
Northern quoll (199.2 kb) Dasyurus hallucatus Critically Endangered Mammal  
Northern river shark (252.3 kb) Glyphis garricki Endangered Fish Recovery plan
Northern/crested shrike-tit (263.5 kb) Falcunculus frontatus whitei Listed nationally but not under NT legislation Bird Recovery plan
Numbat (155.2 kb) Myrmecobius fasciatus Extinct Mammal  
Oenpelli python (182.2 kb) Morelia oenpelliensis Vulnerable Reptile  
Olive ridley (274.9 kb) Lepidochelys olivacea Vulnerable Reptile Recovery plan
Painted honeyeater (158.4 kb) Grantiella picta Vulnerable Bird  
Pale field-rat (211.7 kb) Rattus tunneyi Vulnerable Mammal  
Partridge pidgeon (235.7 kb) Geophaps smithii Vulnerable Bird Recovery plan
Pig-footed bandicoot (174.1 kb) Chaeropus ecaudatus Extinct Mammal  
Plains death adder (256.8 kb) Acanthophsis hawkei Vulnerable Reptile  
Plains mouse (244.0 kb) Pseudomys australis Endangered Mammal  
Plains wanderer (360.1 kb) Pedionomus torquatus Listed nationally but not under NT legislation Bird  
Princess parrot (221.3 kb) Polytelis alexandrae Vulnerable Bird  
Purple-crowned fairy wren (Victoria River District) (179.6 kb) Malurus coronatus coronatus Vulnerable Bird  
Red goshawk (229.5 kb) Erythrotriorchis radiatus Vulnerable Bird  
Red knot (164.2 kb) Calidris canutus Vulnerable Bird  
Red-Tailed Phascogale (158.8 kb) Phascogale calura Extinct Mammal  
Runut jirbana land snail (176.3 kb) Semotrachia runutjirbana Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Sandhill dunnart (171.9 kb) Sminthopsis psammophila Listed nationally but not under NT legislation Mammal  
Shark bay mouse (158.6 kb) Pseudomys fieldi Extinct Mammal  
Short-tailed hopping-mouse (173.5 kb) Notomys amplus Extinct Mammal  
Slater’s skink (198.7 kb) Liopholis slateri Vulnerable Reptile Recovery plan
Slender-billed thornbill (235.1 kb) Acanthiza iredalei Regionally Extinct Bird  
Southern marsupial mole (183.6 kb) Notoryctes typhlops Vulnerable Mammal Recovery plan
Speartooth shark (197.2 kb) Glyphis glyphis Vulnerable Fish Recovery plan
Spencer’s land snail (168.8 kb) Bothriembryon spenceri Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Thick-billed grasswren (170.9 kb) Amytornis modestus modestus Extinct Bird  
Thick-billed grasswren (north-western subspecies) (222.8 kb) Amytornis modestus indulkana Critically endangered Bird  
Victoria River District blacksoil ctenotus (Keep River/Ord) (364.9 kb) Ctenotus rimacola camptris Vulnerable Reptile  
Victoria’s land snail (215.9 kb) Setobaudinia victoriana Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Watt’s land snail (184.3 kb) Vidumelon wattii Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Western Macdonnell’s land snail (202.4 kb) Granulomelon arcigerens Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Western quoll (183.4 kb) Dasyurus geoffroii Extinct Mammal  
Whale shark (216.5 kb) Rhincodon typus Listed nationally Fish  
White-throated grasswren (160.1 kb) Amytornis woodwardi Vulnerable Bird  
Winnecke land snail (181.0 kb) Semotrachia winneckeana Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Yellow chat (Alligator Rivers) (199.7 kb) Epthianura crocea tunneyi Endangered Bird  
Yellow-snouted gecko (376.6 kb) Lucasium occultum Vulnerable Reptile

Last updated: 04 May 2017