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 1976).

Conservation status indicates the status under the Territory Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act 1976.

See the list of threatened plants.

Common nameScientific nameConservation statusAnimal groupOther documents
Abbot's booby PDF (196.8 KB)Papasula abbottiEndangered Bird Go to the Australian Government's Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database
Alice Springs squat snail PDF (164.9 KB)Semotrachia euzygaEndangered Invertebrate Go to the Australian Government's Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Angalarri grunter Scortum neiliVulnerable Fish  
Arafura snake-eyed skink PDF (176.6 KB)Cryptoblepharus gurrmulEndangered Reptile Go to the Australian Government's Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Arnhem land gorges skink PDF (180.0 KB)Bellatorias obiriEndangered Reptile Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Arnhem leaf-nosed bat PDF (188.6 KB)Hipposideros inornatusVulnerable Mammal Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Arnhem rock-rat PDF (174.0 KB)Zyzomys mainiVulnerable Mammal Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Atlas moth PDF (171.0 KB)Attacus wardiVulnerable Invertebrate  
Australian painted-snipe PDF (247.5 KB)Rostratula australis Endangered Bird Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Bare-rumped sheath-tailed bat PDF (168.8 KB)Saccolaimus saccolaimus nudicluniatusListed nationally but not under NT legislation Mammal Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Bar-tailed godwit (northern Siberian) PDF (168.6 KB)Limosa lapponica menzbieriCritically endangered Bird Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Bar-tailed godwit (western Alaskan) PDF (259.2 KB)Limosa lapponica baueriVulnerable Bird Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Bednall’s dwarfmelon PDF (179.3 KB)Sinumelon bednalliListed nationally but not under NT legislation Invertebrate Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Behn River keeled snail PDF (231.9 KB)Ordtrachia australisEndangered Invertebrate  
Black-footed rock-wallaby (central Australian) PDF (197.7 KB)Petrogale lateralis centralisListed nationally but not under NT legislation Mammal Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Black-footed tree-rat (Kimberley and mainland NT) PDF (208.8 KB)Mesembriomys gouldii gouldiiEndangered Mammal Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Black-footed tree-rat (Melville Island) PDF (178.6 KB)Mesembriomys gouldii melvillensisVulnerable Mammal Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Bronzeback PDF (231.1 KB)Ophidiocephalus taeniatusEndangered Reptile Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Brush-tailed bettong PDF (168.2 KB)Bettongia penicillataEndangered (extinct in NT) Mammal Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Brush-tailed rabbit-rat PDF (187.5 KB)Conilurus penicillatusEndangered Mammal Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Burrowing bettong (inland) PDF (208.8 KB)Bettongia lesueur graiiExtinct Mammal Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Butler’s dunnart PDF (176.6 KB)Sminthopsis butleriVulnerable Mammal Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Carpentarian grasswren PDF (158.2 KB)Amytornis dorotheaeEndangered Bird Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Carpentarian rock-rat PDF (188.7 KB)Zyzomys palatalisEndangered Mammal Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Central hare-wallaby PDF (198.3 KB)Lagorchestes asomatusExtinct Mammal Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Central rock-rat PDF (177.9 KB)Zyzomys pedunculatusCritically endangered Mammal Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Christmas Island frigatebird PDF (156.5 KB)Fregata andrewsiEndangered Bird Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Common brushtail possum (central and south eastern) PDF (298.3 KB)Trichosurus vulpecula vulpeculaEndangered Mammal  
Common brushtail possum (north-western) Trichosurus vulpecula arnhemensisListed nationally but not under NT legislation Mammal Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Crack-dwelling ctenotus (Keep-Ord Rivers) PDF (273.3 KB)Ctenotus rimacola camptrisVulnerable Reptile  
Crescent nailtail wallaby PDF (212.3 KB)Onychogalea lunataExtinct Mammal Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Crested shrike-tit PDF (252.2 KB)Falcunculus frontatus whiteiListed nationally but not under NT legislation Bird Bird

Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database

Survey protocol
PDF (828.1 KB)

Crest-tailed mulgara PDF (215.6 KB)Dasycercus cristicaudaVulnerable Mammal  
Curlew sandpiper PDF (248.6 KB)Calidris ferrugineaCritically endangered Bird Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Desert bandicoot PDF (192.4 KB)Perameles eremianaExtinct Mammal Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Desert bettong Bettongia anhydraExtinct Mammal Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Dodd’s azure PDF (309.2 KB)Ogyris iphis doddiEndangered Invertebrate  
Dusky hopping-mouse PDF (205.2 KB)Notomys fuscusEndangered Mammal Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Dwarf sawfish Pristis clavataVulnerable Fish Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Ellery Creek squat snail PDF (242.1 KB)Semotrachia elleryiVulnerable Invertebrate  
Emily Gap squat snail PDF (170.9 KB)Semotrachia emiliaVulnerable Invertebrate  
Far eastern curlew PDF (261.2 KB)Numenius madagascariensisCritically endangered Bird Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Fawn Antechinus PDF (267.9 KB)Antechinus bellusEndangered Mammal Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Fawn hopping-mouse PDF (220.6 KB)Notomys cervinusLeast concern (extinct in NT) Mammal  
Fenn Gap squat snail PDF (161.4 KB)Semotrachia filixianaVulnerable Invertebrate  
Finke goby Chlamydogobius japalpaVulnerable Fish  
Finke Gorge rocksnail PDF (248.2 KB)Granulomelon arcigerensVulnerable Invertebrate  
Fitzroy Station rocksnail PDF (270.9 KB)Mesodontrachia fitzroyana Critically endangered Invertebrate Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Flatback turtle PDF (260.7 KB)Natator depressusListed nationally but not under NT legislation Reptile Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Ghost bat PDF (276.9 KB)Macroderma gigasListed nationally but not under NT legislation Mammal Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Gillen Creek rocksnail PDF (163.4 KB)Granulomelon gilleniVulnerable Invertebrate  
Golden bandicoot PDF (278.9 KB)Isoodon auratusEndangered Mammal Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Golden-backed tree-rat PDF (184.0 KB)Mesembriomys macrurusCritically endangered Mammal  
Gouldian finch PDF (180.2 KB)Erythrura gouldiaeVulnerable Bird Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Great desert skink PDF (243.9 KB)Liopholis kintoreiVulnerable Reptile Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Great knot PDF (259.0 KB)Calidris tenuirostrisCritically endangered Bird Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Greater bilby PDF (293.2 KB)Macrotis lagotisVulnerable Mammal Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Greater sand plover PDF (249.5 KB)Charadrius leschenaultiiVulnerable Bird Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Green sawfish Pristis zijsronVulnerable Fish Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Green turtle PDF (262.0 KB)Chelonia mydasListed nationally but not under NT legislation Reptile Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Grey falcon PDF (202.6 KB)Falco hypoleucosVulnerable Bird Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Grey nurse shark Carcharias taurusListed nationally but not under NT legislation Fish Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Gulf snapping turtle PDF (240.7 KB)Elseya lavarackorumListed nationally but not under NT legislation Reptile Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Harts Range knob-lip snail PDF (211.8 KB)Dirutrachia sublevataVulnerable Invertebrate  
Harts Range rocksnail PDF (267.0 KB)Granulomelon grandituberculatumVulnerable Invertebrate  
Hawksbill turtle PDF (262.3 KB)Eretmochelys imbricataVulnerable Reptile Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Hillier's keeled snail PDF (245.0 KB)Divellomelon hillieriVulnerable Invertebrate  
Hooded robin (Tiwi) PDF (160.3 KB)Melanodryas cucullata melvillensisCritically endangered Bird Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Horsfield’s bushlark (Tiwi) PDF (224.7 KB)Mirafra javanica melvillensisVulnerable Bird Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Howard River toadlet PDF (255.6 KB)Uperoleia daviesaeVulnerable Amphibian Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Huckitta Ruins squat snail PDF (206.9 KB)Semotrachia huckittanaVulnerable Invertebrate  
Humpback whale PDF (246.7 KB)Megaptera novaeangliaeListed nationally but not under NT legislation Mammal Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Illara Waterhole squat snail PDF (237.1 KB)Semotrachia illaranaVulnerable Invertebrate  
Jessie Gap squat snail PDF (169.5 KB)Semotrachia jessieanaVulnerable Invertebrate  
Jinka Spring squat snail PDF (205.6 KB)Semotrachia jinkanaVulnerable Invertebrate  
Kowari PDF (251.1 KB)Dasyuroides byrneiVulnerable (extinct in NT) Mammal Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Krichauff Ranges snail PDF (209.0 KB)Semotrachia esauVulnerable Invertebrate  
Largetooth sawfish Pristis pristisVulnerable Fish Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Leatherback turtle PDF (224.5 KB)Dermochelys coriaceaCritically endangered Reptile Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database 
Lesser bilby PDF (187.5 KB)Macrotis leucuraExtinct Mammal Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Lesser sand plover PDF (167.9 KB)Charadrius mongolusEndangered Bird Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Lesser stick-nest rat PDF (193.2 KB)Leporillus apicalisExtinct Mammal Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Loggerhead turtle PDF (269.8 KB)Caretta carettaVulnerable Reptile Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Long-tailed hopping-mouse PDF (204.8 KB)Notomys longicaudatusExtinct Mammal Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Lorentz grunter Pingalla lorentziVulnerable Fish  
Mala PDF (269.4 KB)Lagorchestes hirsutus Central Australian subspecies Endangered (extinct in wild in NT) Mammal Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Malleefowl PDF (227.7 KB)Leipoa ocellataCritically endangered Bird Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Masked owl (northern mainland) PDF (225.4 KB)Tyto novaehollandiae kimberliVulnerable Bird

Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database

Survey protocol PDF (4.0 MB)

Masked owl (Tiwi) PDF (245.2 KB)Tyto novaehollandiae melvillensisEndangered Bird

Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database

Survey protocol PDF (4.0 MB)

Melville squat-keeled snail PDF (233.2 KB)Trochomorpha melvillensisVulnerable Invertebrate  
Merten’s water monitor PDF (263.5 KB)Varanus mertensiVulnerable Reptile  
Mitchell’s water monitor PDF (257.8 KB)Varanus mitchelliVulnerable Reptile  
Nabarlek (Top End) PDF (247.8 KB)Petrogale concinna canescensEndangered Mammal Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Nabarlek (Victoria River district) PDF (216.1 KB)Petrogale concinna concinnaCritically endangered (possibly extinct)Mammal Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Night parrot PDF (210.4 KB)Pezoporus occidentalisEndangered Bird Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Northern brush-tailed phascogale PDF (236.5 KB)Phascogale pirataEndangered Mammal Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Northern hopping-mouse PDF (201.5 KB)Notomys aquiloVulnerable Mammal Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Northern quoll PDF (250.6 KB)Dasyurus hallucatusCritically endangered Mammal Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Northern river shark Glyphis garrickiEndangered Fish   Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Numbat PDF (227.7 KB)Myrmecobius fasciatusEndangered (extinct in NT) Mammal Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Oenpelli python PDF (248.1 KB)Simalia oenpelliensisVulnerable Reptile  
Olive ridley PDF (261.7 KB)Lepidochelys olivaceaVulnerable Reptile Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Painted honeyeater PDF (213.8 KB)Grantiella pictaVulnerable Bird Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Pale field-rat PDF (271.7 KB)Rattus tunneyiVulnerable Mammal  
Palm Valley rocksnail PDF (211.5 KB)Granulomelon squamulosumVulnerable Invertebrate  
Partridge pidgeon (eastern) PDF (272.5 KB)Geophaps smithii smithiiVulnerable Bird Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Pig-footed bandicoot PDF (200.2 KB)Chaeropus ecaudatusExtinct Mammal Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Plains death adder PDF (271.9 KB)Acanthophsis hawkei Vulnerable Reptile Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Plains mouse PDF (215.4 KB)Pseudomys australisEndangered Mammal Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Plains-wanderer PDF (257.5 KB)Pedionomus torquatusCritically endangered Bird Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Princess parrot PDF (251.4 KB)Polytelis alexandraeVulnerable Bird Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Purple-crowned fairy-wren (western) PDF (179.6 KB) Malurus coronatus coronatusVulnerable Bird Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Red Centre pinwheel snail PDF (192.8 KB)  Tateropa aemulaVulnerable Invertebrate  
Red goshawk PDF (229.5 KB)  Erythrotriorchis radiatusVulnerable Bird Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Red knot PDF (164.2 KB) Calidris canutusEndangered Bird Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Red-tailed phascogale PDF (158.8 KB) Phascogale caluraVulnerable (extinct in NT) Mammal Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Rosewood keeled snail PDF (189.6 KB)  Ordtrachia septentrionalisEndangered Invertebrate Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Ross River squat snail PDF (183.5 KB)  Semotrachia rossanaVulnerable Invertebrate  
Runutjirbana Ridge squat snail PDF (176.3 KB) Semotrachia runutjirbanaVulnerable Invertebrate  
Saddle Creek rocksnail PDF (173.3 KB) Vincentrachia desmondaCritically endangered Invertebrate  
Sandhill dunnart PDF (171.9 KB) Sminthopsis psammophilaEndangered Mammal Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Scalloped hammerhead Sphyrna lewiniListed nationally but not under NT legislation Fish Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Shark Bay mouse PDF (158.6 KB) Pseudomys fieldiVulnerable (extinct in NT) Mammal Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Short-tailed hopping-mouse PDF (173.5 KB) Notomys amplusExtinct Mammal Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Slater’s skink PDF (198.7 KB) Liopholis slateriVulnerable Reptile Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Speartooth shark Glyphis glyphisVulnerable Fish Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Spencer Gorge squat snail PDF (181.0 KB) Semotrachia winneckeanaVulnerable Invertebrate  
Spencer’s tapered snail PDF (168.8 KB) Bothriembryon spenceriVulnerable Invertebrate  
Temple Bar squat snail PDF (178.9 KB) Semotrachia cauponaVulnerable Invertebrate  
Thick-billed grasswren (MacDonnell Ranges) PDF (222.8 KB) Amytornis modestus modestus Extinct Bird Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Thick-billed grasswren (western) PDF (170.9 KB) Amytornis modestus indulkannaCritically endangered Bird Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Tiwi Islands treesnail PDF (225.8 KB) Amphidromus cognatusVulnerable Invertebrate  
Victoria River squat snail PDF (215.9 KB) Trachiopsis victorianaVulnerable Invertebrate  
Water mouse PDF (211.9 KB) Xeromys myoidesListed nationally but not under NT legislation Mammal Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Watt’s multicoiled snail PDF (184.3 KB) Vidumelon wattiiVulnerable Invertebrate  
Western quoll PDF (183.4 KB) Dasyurus geoffroiiVulnerable (extinct in NT) Mammal Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Whale shark Rhincodon typusListed nationally but not under NT legislation Fish Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
White-throated grasswren PDF (160.1 KB) Amytornis woodwardiVulnerable Bird Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Yellow chat (Alligator Rivers) PDF (199.7 KB) Epthianura crocea tunneyiEndangered Bird Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Yellow-snouted ground gecko PDF (376.6 KB) Lucasium occultumVulnerable Reptile Go to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment SPRAT database
Yellow-spotted monitor PDF (249.0 KB) Varanus panoptesVulnerable Reptile

Last updated: 09 December 2021

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