List of Threatened Species

Threatened Species Lists A-Z

The following lists outline all species on Tasmania's Threatened Species Protection Act 1995. As nominations are being received all the time, the species or their status may have already changed. Where available, these lists contain links to listing statements and recovery plans.

Listing Information

(includes Notesheets, Listing Statements and Recovery Plans where available)
Threatened Plants Lists
Threatened Animals Lists
Vascular Plants
(Dicotyledons, Monocotyledons, Gymnosperms and Ferns, sorted in alphabetical order by scientific name)
(Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Fish)
Non-Vascular Plants
(Bryophytes, Algae, Lichens, Liverwort)
(Worms, Spiders, Crustacea, Butterflies/Moths, Caddisflies, Beetles, Snails, Starfish)

More than 600 species of plant and animal are currently threatened in Tasmania and are listed on the Schedules of the Threatened Species Protection Act 1995.

Threatened species are classified into three levels in Tasmania to reflect their risk of extinction. These are endangered, vulnerable or rare. Definitions of these terms are outlined in our What These Terms Mean web page.

More information on Tasmania's approach to conserving Tasmania's threatened species can be obtained from the Threatened Species Strategy.


Notesheets are prepared as a precursor to a Listing Statement and Recovery Plan to provide general information about a threatened species such as threats, identification and distribution. Notesheets for threatened flora can be viewed via the table above. For similar information on threatened fauna species, see the Threatened Fauna Handbook. (Please note that the information contained in this publication may be out of date).

Listing Statements

Listing Statements are required by legislation for all listed species. They are brief, A4 size documents providing distributional and biological data, recovery program information, actions carried out, actions required and illustrations. The quickest and most readily obtainable advice on threats and management of a particular species will be provided in Listing Statements. Listing Statements are used in place of Recovery Plans where the required recovery actions do not warrant preparation of a full recovery plan. Listing Statements can be viewed via the table above.

Recovery Plans

Species requiring individual long-term strategies or requiring complex planned management may be managed under a Recovery Plan with actions identified for several years. Recovery Plans will usually be prepared detailing the actions required for the recovery and long term security of one or more species or ecological communities for a period of five years. They will also usually detail the funds required to carry out these actions. Recovery Plans can be viewed via the table above.
The Threatened Flora CD is no longer available. Access to information previously available on the CD can be obtained through the table above.


Threatened Species Section - Enquiries
GPO Box 44
Phone: 03 6165 4340

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