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 (124.4 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 (324.2 kb) Macroderma 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: 15 November 2017