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 PDF (228.1 KB) Scortum neili Vulnerable Fish  
Arafura snake-eyed skink PDF (243.9 KB) Cryptoblepharus gurrmul Endangered Reptile  
Arnhem land skink PDF (292.9 KB) Bellatorias obiri Endangered Reptile  
Arnhem leaf-nosed bat PDF (245.5 KB) Hipposideros inornatus Vulnerable Mammal  
Arnhem rock-rat PDF (187.9 KB) Zyzomys maini Vulnerable Mammal  
Asian dowitcher PDF (250.7 KB) Limnodromus semipalmatus Vulnerable Bird  
Atlas moth PDF (242.6 KB) Attacus wardi Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Australian painted snipe PDF (204.6 KB) Rostratula australis Vulnerable Bird  
Bar-tailed godwit PDF (168.7 KB) Limosa lapponica Vulnerable Bird  
Bare-rumped sheath-tailed bat PDF (760.8 KB) Saccolaimus saccolaimus Listed nationally but not under NT legislation Mammal  
Bednall’s land snail PDF (352.2 KB) Sinumelon bednalli Listed nationally but not under NT legislation Invertebrates  
Black-footed rock-wallaby PDF (190.0 KB) Petrogale lateralis Listed nationally but not under NT legislation Mammal

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Black-footed tree-rat PDF (188.1 KB) Mesembriomys gouldii Vulnerable Mammal  
Blue whale PDF (258.9 KB) Balaenoptera musculus Listed nationally but not under NT legislation Mammal

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Bronzeback snake-lizard PDF (179.0 KB) Ophidiocephalus taeniatus Endangered Reptile  
Brush-tailed bettong PDF (179.9 KB) Bettongia penicillata Extinct Mammal  
Brush-tailed mulgara PDF (204.4 KB) Dasycercus blythi Vulnerable Mammal  
Brush-tailed rabbit-rat PDF (250.2 KB) Conilurus penicillatus Endangered Mammal

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Burrowing bettong PDF (194.8 KB) Bettongia lesueur Extinct Mammal  
Butler’s dunnart PDF (230.3 KB) Sminthopsis butleri Vulnerable Mammal

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Survey protocol PDF (210.4 KB)

Canfield rat PDF (194.5 KB) Rattus sordidus Critically Endangered Mammal  
Carpentarian grasswren PDF (385.7 KB) Amytornis dorotheae Endangered Bird  
Carpentarian rock-rat PDF (212.1 KB) Zyzomys palatalis Critically Endangered Mammal  
Central hare-wallaby PDF (153.3 KB) Lagorchestes asomatus Extinct Mammal  
Central rock-rat PDF (237.1 KB) Zyzomys pedunculatus Endangered Mammal

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Cognate land snail PDF (181.8 KB) Amphidromus cognatus Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Common brushtail possum PDF (229.7 KB) Trichosurus vulpecula vulpecula Endangered Mammal  
Crescent nailtail wallaby PDF (172.9 KB) Onychogalea lunata Extinct Mammal  
Crest-tailed mulgara PDF (187.3 KB) Dasycercus cristicauda Vulnerable Mammal  
Curlew sandpiper PDF (124.4 KB) Calidris ferruginea Vulnerable Bird  
Desert bandicoot PDF (158.2 KB) Perameles eremiana Extinct Mammal  
Desmond’s land snail PDF (173.3 KB) Mesodontrachia desmonda Critically Endangered Invertebrates  
Dodd’s azure butterfly PDF (213.3 KB) Ogyrisiphis doddi Endangered Invertebrates  
Dusky hopping-mouse PDF (200.3 KB) Notomys fuscus Endangered Mammal  
Dwarf sawfish PDF (243.6 KB) Pristis clavata Vulnerable Fish

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Eastern curlew PDF (202.3 KB) Numenius madagascariensis Vulnerable Bird  
Ellery gorge land snail PDF (171.3 KB) Semotrachia elleryi Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Emiles land snail PDF (177.3 KB) Semotrachia emilia Vulnerable Invertebrates  
False water rat PDF (211.9 KB) Xeromys myoides Listed nationally but not under NT legislation Mammal  
Fawn Antechinus PDF (176.5 KB) Antechinus bellus Endangered Mammal  
Fawn hopping-mouse PDF (221.6 KB) Notomys cervinus Extinct Mammal  
Finke goby PDF (184.7 KB) Chlamydogobius japalpa Vulnerable Fish  
Fitzroy land snail PDF (166.2 KB) Mesodontrachia fitzroyana Critically Endangered Invertebrates  
Flatback turtle PDF (211.4 KB) Natator depressus Listed nationally but not under NT legislation Reptile

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Floodplain monitor PDF (249.0 KB) Varanus panoptes Vulnerable Reptile  
Freshwater sawfish PDF (223.3 KB) Pristis microdon Vulnerable Fish

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Ghost bat PDF (324.2 KB) Macroderma gigas Listed nationally but not under NT legislation Mammal  
Gillen creek land snail PDF (180.0 KB) Granulomelon gilleni Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Golden-backed tree-rat PDF (179.7 KB) Mesembriomys macrurus Critically Endangered Mammal  
Golden-bandicoot PDF (339.7 KB) Isoodon auratus Endangered Mammal

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Gouldian finch PDF (187.6 KB) Erythrura gouldiae Vulnerable Bird

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Great desert skink PDF (287.1 KB) Liopholis kintorei Vulnerable Reptile

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Great knot PDF (243.2 KB) Calidris tenuirostris Vulnerable Bird  
Greater bilby PDF (221.9 KB) Macrotis lagotis Vulnerable Mammal

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Greater sand plover PDF (179.0 KB) Charadrius leschenaultii Vulnerable Bird  
Green sawfish PDF (215.7 KB) Pristis zijsron Vulnerable Fish

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Green turtle PDF (247.7 KB) Chelonia mydas Listed nationally but not under NT legislation Reptile

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Grey nurse shark PDF (200.4 KB) Carcharias taurus Listed nationally Fish

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Grey currawong PDF (210.6 KB) Strepera versicolor Critically Endangered Bird  
Grey falcon PDF (623.9 KB) Falco hypoleucos Vulnerable Bird  
Gulf snapping turtle PDF (177.5 KB) Elseya lavarackorum Listed nationally but not under NT legislation Reptile  
Hawksbill turtle PDF (323.9 KB) Eretmochelys imbricata Vulnerable Reptile

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Hooded robin (Tiwi Islands) PDF (704.3 KB) Melanodryas cucullata melvillensis Critically Endangered Bird  
Horsfield’s bushlark (Tiwi Islands) PDF (160.6 KB) Mirafra javanica melvillensis Vulnerable Bird  
Howard springs toadlet PDF (164.2 KB) Uperoleia daviesae Vulnerable Amphibian  
Humpback whale PDF (236.0 KB) Megaptera novaeangliae Listed nationally but not under NT legislation Mammal

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Kowari PDF (192.0 KB) Dasyuroides byrnei Extinct Mammal  
Land snail PDF (192.8 KB) Ordtrachia australis Endangered Invertebrates  
Land snail PDF (189.6 KB) Ordtrachia septentrionalis Endangered Invertebrates  
Land snail PDF (174.0 KB) Semotrachia euzyga Endangered Invertebrates  
Land snail PDF (176.0 KB) Basedowena squamulosa Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Land snail PDF (175.4 KB) Dirutrachia sublevata Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Land snail PDF (216.5 KB) Divellomelon hillieri Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Land snail PDF (180.5 KB) Granulomelon grandituberculatum Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Land snail PDF (192.8 KB) Pillomena aemula Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Land snail PDF (178.9 KB) Semotrachia caupona Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Land snail PDF (179.0 KB) Semotrachia esau Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Land snail PDF (174.7 KB) Semotrachia filixiana Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Land snail PDF (172.9 KB) Semotrachia huckittana Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Land snail PDF (159.6 KB) Semotrachia illarana Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Land snail PDF (176.7 KB) Semotrachia jessieana Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Land snail PDF (169.8 KB) Semotrachia jinkana Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Land snail PDF (183.5 KB) Semotrachia rossana Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Land snail PDF (209.1 KB) Trochomorpha melvillensis Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Leatherback turtle PDF (244.1 KB) Dermochelys coriacea Critically Endangered Reptile

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Lesser bilby PDF (153.9 KB) Macrotis leucura Extinct Mammal  
Lesser sand plover PDF (159.4 KB) Charadrius mongolus Vulnerable Bird  
Lesser stick-nest rat PDF (185.2 KB) Leporillus apicalis Extinct Mammal  
Loggerhead turtle PDF (284.4 KB) Caretta caretta Vulnerable Reptile

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Long-tailed dunnart PDF (161.1 KB) Sminthopsis longicaudata Vulnerable Mammal  
Long-tailed hopping-mouse PDF (173.7 KB) Notomys longicaudatus Extinct Mammal  
Lorentz grunter PDF (203.3 KB) Pingalla lorentzi Vulnerable Fish  
Mala PDF (200.4 KB) Lagorchestes hirsutus Extinct in the Wild Mammal

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Malleefowl PDF (233.0 KB) Leipoa ocellata Critically Endangered Bird

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Masked owl (mainland Top End) PDF (164.3 KB) Tyto novaehollandiae kimberli Vulnerable Bird

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Survey protocol PDF (4.0 MB)

Masked owl (Tiwi Islands) PDF (212.7 KB) Tyto novaehollandiae melvillensis Endangered Bird

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Survey protocol PDF (4.0 MB)

Merten’s water monitor PDF (254.2 KB) Varanus mertensi Vulnerable Reptile  
Mitchell’s water monitor PDF (197.2 KB) Varanus mitchelli Vulnerable Reptile  
Nabarlek PDF (184.8 KB) Petrogale concinna Vulnerable Mammal

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Night parrot PDF (242.8 KB) Pezoporus occidentalis Critically Endangered Bird  
Northern brush-tailed phascogale PDF (216.7 KB) Phascogale pirata Endangered Mammal  
Northern hopping-mouse PDF (233.1 KB) Notomys aquilo Vulnerable Mammal

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Northern leaf-nosed bat PDF (175.5 KB) Hipposideros stenotis Vulnerable Mammal  
Northern quoll PDF (199.2 KB) Dasyurus hallucatus Critically Endangered Mammal

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Northern river shark PDF (252.3 KB) Glyphis garricki Endangered Fish

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Northern/crested shrike-tit PDF (263.5 KB) Falcunculus frontatus whitei Listed nationally but not under NT legislation Bird

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Survey protocol
PDF (828.1 KB)

Numbat PDF (155.2 KB) Myrmecobius fasciatus Extinct Mammal  
Oenpelli python PDF (182.2 KB) Morelia oenpelliensis Vulnerable Reptile  
Olive ridley PDF (274.9 KB) Lepidochelys olivacea Vulnerable Reptile

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Painted honeyeater PDF (158.4 KB) Grantiella picta Vulnerable Bird  
Pale field-rat PDF (211.7 KB) Rattus tunneyi Vulnerable Mammal  
Partridge pidgeon PDF (235.7 KB) Geophaps smithii Vulnerable Bird

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Pig-footed bandicoot PDF (174.1 KB) Chaeropus ecaudatus Extinct Mammal  
Plains death adder PDF (256.8 KB) Acanthophsis hawkei Vulnerable Reptile  
Plains mouse PDF (244.0 KB) Pseudomys australis Endangered Mammal  
Plains wanderer PDF (360.1 KB) Pedionomus torquatus Listed nationally but not under NT legislation Bird  
Princess parrot PDF (221.3 KB) Polytelis alexandrae Vulnerable Bird  
Purple-crowned fairy wren (Victoria River District) PDF (179.6 KB) Malurus coronatus coronatus Vulnerable Bird  
Red goshawk PDF (229.5 KB) Erythrotriorchis radiatus Vulnerable Bird  
Red knot PDF (164.2 KB) Calidris canutus Vulnerable Bird  
Red-Tailed Phascogale PDF (158.8 KB) Phascogale calura Extinct Mammal  
Runut jirbana land snail PDF (176.3 KB) Semotrachia runutjirbana Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Sandhill dunnart PDF (171.9 KB) Sminthopsis psammophila Listed nationally but not under NT legislation Mammal  
Shark bay mouse PDF (158.6 KB) Pseudomys fieldi Extinct Mammal  
Short-tailed hopping-mouse PDF (173.5 KB) Notomys amplus Extinct Mammal  
Slater’s skink PDF (198.7 KB) Liopholis slateri Vulnerable Reptile

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Slender-billed thornbill PDF (235.1 KB) Acanthiza iredalei Regionally Extinct Bird  
Southern marsupial mole PDF (183.6 KB) Notoryctes typhlops Vulnerable Mammal  
Speartooth shark PDF (197.2 KB) Glyphis glyphis Vulnerable Fish

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Spencer’s land snail PDF (168.8 KB) Bothriembryon spenceri Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Thick-billed grasswren PDF (170.9 KB) Amytornis modestus modestus Extinct Bird  
Thick-billed grasswren (north-western subspecies) PDF (222.8 KB) Amytornis modestus indulkana Critically endangered Bird  
Victoria River District blacksoil ctenotus (Keep River/Ord) PDF (364.9 KB) Ctenotus rimacola camptris Vulnerable Reptile  
Victoria’s land snail PDF (215.9 KB) Setobaudinia victoriana Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Watt’s land snail PDF (184.3 KB) Vidumelon wattii Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Western Macdonnell’s land snail PDF (202.4 KB) Granulomelon arcigerens Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Western quoll PDF (183.4 KB) Dasyurus geoffroii Extinct Mammal  
Whale shark PDF (216.5 KB) Rhincodon typus Listed nationally Fish  
White-throated grasswren PDF (160.1 KB) Amytornis woodwardi Vulnerable Bird  
Winnecke land snail PDF (181.0 KB) Semotrachia winneckeana Vulnerable Invertebrates  
Yellow chat (Alligator Rivers) PDF (199.7 KB) Epthianura crocea tunneyi Endangered Bird  
Yellow-snouted gecko PDF (376.6 KB) Lucasium occultum Vulnerable Reptile

Last updated: 03 April 2019

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