An Alphabetical List of Endangered Australian Animals with Pictures

An Alphabetical List of Endangered Australian Animals with Pictures

Australia is blessed with an abundance of animal life, but unfortunately, there are many animals that are endangered or critically endangered. AnimalSake provides you with an alphabetical list of them, along with pictures.
AnimalSake Staff
Last Updated: May 7, 2018
Did You Know?
There are some differences in the IUCN list and the EPBC Act list of endangered species of Australia, due to administration of the listing process and state of research on some species.
Many different flora and fauna are found in Australia. Many legislations have been passed, and activities for conservation of plants and animals are carried out to protect them. However, there still are many species and subspecies of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, and frogs, which face the danger of being extinct. These are categorized as endangered and critically endangered. The list is announced by the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).
Endangered Animals
Abbott's Booby
  • Scientific Name: Sula abbotti
Allan's Lerista (Retro Slider)
  • Scientific Name: Lerista allanae
Ampurta
  • Scientific Name: Dasycercus hillieri
Amsterdam Albatross
  • Scientific Name: Diomedea amsterdamensis
Antarctic Tern
Antarctic Tern
  • Scientific Name: Sterna vittata bethunei
Arnhem Land Egernia
Arnhem Land Egernia
  • Scientific Name: Egernia obiri
Armoured Mistfrog
  • Scientific Name: Litoria lorica
Arthurs paragalaxias
  • Scientific Name: Paragalaxias mesotes
Barred Galaxias
  • Scientific Name: Galaxias fuscus
Baw Baw Frog
  • Scientific Name: Philoria frosti
Black-eared Miner
  • Scientific Name: Manorina melanotis
Black-throated Finch
  • Scientific Name: Poephila cincta cincta
Blue Mountains Water Skink
  • Scientific Name: Eulamprus leuraensis
Blue Whale
Blue Whale
  • Scientific Name: Balaenoptera musculus
Booroolong Frog
  • Scientific Name: Litoria booroolongensis
Bramble Cay Melomys
  • Scientific Name: Melomys rubicola
Bridled Nail-tail Wallaby
  • Scientific Name: Onychogalea fraenata
Broad-toothed Stag Beetle
  • Scientific Name: Lissotes latidens
Brown Thornbill
Brown Thornbill
  • Scientific Name: Acanthiza pusilla archibaldi
Buff-banded Rail
  • Scientific Name: Gallirallus philippensis andrewsi
Buff-breasted Button-quail
  • Scientific Name: Turnix olivii
Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo
  • Scientific Name: Calyptorhynchus latirostris
Carpentarian Rock-rat
  • Scientific Name: Zyzomys palatalis
Central North Burrowing Crayfish
  • Scientific Name: Engaeus granulatus
Central Rock-rat
  • Scientific Name: Zyzomys pedunculatus
Chatham Albatross
  • Scientific Name: Thalassarche eremita
Chestnut-rumped Heathwren
  • Scientific Name: Hylacola pyrrhopygia parkeri
Christmas Island Goshawk
  • Scientific Name: Accipiter fasciatus natalis
Christmas Island Shrew
  • Scientific Name: Crocidura attenuata trichiura
Clarence galaxias
  • Scientific Name: Galaxias johnstoni
Clarence River Cod
  • Scientific Name: Maccullochella ikei
Corangamite Water Skink
  • Scientific Name: Eulamprus tympanum marnieae
Coxen's Fig Parrot
  • Scientific Name: Cyclopsitta diophthalma coxeni
Desert Sand-skipper
  • Scientific Name: Croitana aestiva
Dibbler
  • Scientific Name: Parantechinus apicalis
Eastern Barred Bandicoot
  • Scientific Name: Perameles gunnii
Eastern Bristlebird
  • Scientific Name: Dasyornis brachypterus
Elizabeth Springs goby
  • Scientific Name: Chlamydogobius micropterus
Emerald Dove
Emerald Dove
  • Scientific Name: Chalcophaps indica natalis
Eungella Day Frog
  • Scientific Name: Taudactylus eungellensis
Fleay's Frog
  • Scientific Name: Mixophyes fleayi
Forty-spotted Pardalote
  • Scientific Name: Pardalotus quadragintus
Furneaux Burrowing Crayfish
  • Scientific Name: Engaeus martigener
Glossy Black-Cockatoo
Glossy Black Cockatoo
  • Scientific Name: Calyptorhynchus lathami halmaturinus
Golden galaxias
  • Scientific Name: Galaxias auratus
Golden-shouldered Parrot
  • Scientific Name: Psephotus chrysopterygius
Gouldian Finch
Gouldian Finch
  • Scientific Name: Erythrura gouldiae
Gould's Petrel
  • Scientific Name: Pterodroma leucoptera
Gove Crow Butterfly
  • Scientific Name: Euploea alcathoe enastri
Grassland Earless Dragon
  • Scientific Name: Tympanocryptis lineata pinguicolla
Greater Large-eared Horseshoe Bat
  • Scientific Name: Rhinolophus philippinensis
Gulf Snapping Turtle
  • Scientific Name: Elusor lavarackorum
Hastings River Mouse
  • Scientific Name: Pseudomys oralis
Helmeted Honeyeater
Helmeted Honeyeater
  • Scientific Name: Lichenostomus melanops cassidix
Hooded Robin
Hooded Robin
  • Scientific Name: Melanodryas cucullata melvillensis
Island Thrush (Christmas Island)
  • Scientific Name: Turdus poliocephalus erythropleurus
Julia Creek dunnart
  • Scientific Name: Sminthopsis douglasi
Kangaroo Island Dunnart
  • Scientific Name: Sminthopsis aitkeni
Lace-eyed Tree Frog
  • Scientific Name: Nyctimystes dayi
Lake Eacham rainbowfish
  • Scientific Name: Melanotaenia eachamensis
Land snail
  • Scientific Name: Sinumelon bednalli
Leadbeater's Possum
  • Scientific Name: Gymnobelideus leadbeateri
Loggerhead Turtle
Loggerhead Turtle
  • Scientific Name: Caretta caretta
Long-footed Potoroo
  • Scientific Name: Potorous longipes
Lord Howe Placostylus
  • Scientific Name: Placostylus bivaricosus
Macquarie Perch
  • Scientific Name: Macquaria australasica
Mahogany Glider
  • Scientific Name: Petaurus gracilis
Mary River Cod
  • Scientific Name: Maccullochella peelii mariensis
Mary River Tortoise
  • Scientific Name: Elusor macrurus
Masked Owl
Masked Owl
  • Scientific Name: Tyto novaehollandiae melvillensis
Maugean skate
  • Scientific Name: Port Davey Skate Raja
Moth
  • Scientific Name: Phyllodes imperialis
Mountain Mistfrog
  • Scientific Name: Litoria nyakalensis
Mountain Pygmy-possum
  • Scientific Name: Burramys parvus
Night Parrot
  • Scientific Name: Pezoporus occidentalis
Norfolk Island Boobook
Norfolk Island Boobook
  • Scientific Name: Ninox novaeseelandiae undulata
Norfolk Island Green Parrot
  • Scientific Name: Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae cookii
Northern Bettong
  • Scientific Name: Bettongia tropica
Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat
Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat
  • Scientific Name: Lasiorhinus krefftii
Northern Marsupial Mole
  • Scientific Name: Notoryctes caurinus Karkarratul
Northern River Shark
  • Scientific Name: Glyphis
Northern Royal Albatross
Northern Royal Albatross
  • Scientific Name: Diomedea sanfordi
Northern Quoll
Northern Quoll
  • Scientific Name: Dasyurus hallucatus
Oxleyan Pygmy Perch
  • Scientific Name: Nannoperca oxleyana
Pacific Ridley
  • Scientific Name: Lepidochelys olivacea
Proserpine Rock-wallaby
  • Scientific Name: Petrogale persephone
Pygmy Blue-tongue Lizard
Pygmy Blue-tongue Lizard
  • Scientific Name: Tiliqua adelaidensis
Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo
  • Scientific Name: Calyptorhynchus banksii graptogyne
Redfin blue-eye
  • Scientific Name: Scaturiginichthys vermeilipinnis
Red-tailed Phascogale
  • Scientific Name: Phascogale calura
Regent Honeyeater
  • Scientific Name: Xanthomyza phrygia
Rufous hare-wallaby
  • Scientific Name: Lagorchestes hirsutus
Sandhill Dunnart
  • Scientific Name: Sminthopsis psammophila
Scottsdale Burrowing Crayfish
  • Scientific Name: Engaeus spinicaudatus
Semon's Leaf-nosed Bat
  • Scientific Name: Hipposideros semoni
Slater's Skink
  • Scientific Name: Egernia slateri slateri
Smoky Mouse
  • Scientific Name: Pseudomys fumeus
Southern Barred Frog
  • Scientific Name: Mixophyes iteratus
Southern Brown Bandicoot
  • Scientific Name: Isoodon obesulus obesulus
Southern Cassowary
Southern Cassowary
  • Scientific Name: Casuarius casuarius johnsonii
Southern Corroboree Frog
  • Scientific Name: Pseudophryne corroboree
Southern Emu-wren
  • Scientific Name: Stipiturus malachurus intermedius
Southern Giant-Petrel
  • Scientific Name: Macronectes giganteus
Southern Right Whale
Southern Right Whale
  • Scientific Name: Eubalaena australis
Spotted cuscus
  • Scientific Name: Spilocuscus maculatus
Spotted Handfish
  • Scientific Name: Brachionichthys hirsutus
Spotted Tree Frog
  • Scientific Name: Litoria spenceri
Spot-tailed Quolll
  • Scientific Name: Dasyurus maculatus maculatus
Spotted-tailed Quoll
  • Scientific Name: Dasyurus maculatus gracilis
Star Finch
Star Finch
  • Scientific Name: Neochmia ruficauda ruficauda
Sunset Frog
  • Scientific Name: Spicospina flammocaeruleat
Swan galaxias
  • Scientific Name: Galaxias fontanus
Swift Parrot
Swift Parrot
  • Scientific Name: Lathamus discolor
Tasmanian Devil
Tasmanian Devil
  • Scientific Name: Sarcophilus harrisii
Tinkling Frog
  • Scientific Name: Taudactylus rheophilus
Tristan Albatross
  • Scientific Name: Diomedea dabbenena
Trout Cod
  • Scientific Name: Maccullochella macquariensis
Waterfall Frog, Torrent Tree Frog
  • Scientific Name: Litoria nannotis
Wedge-tailed Eagle
Wedge-tailed Eagle
  • Scientific Name: Aquila audax fleayi
Western Barred Bandicoot
  • Scientific Name: Perameles bougainville bougainville
Western Ground Parrot
  • Scientific Name: Pezoporus flaviventris
Western Spiny-tailed Skink
  • Scientific Name: Egernia stokesii badia
Western Whipbird
  • Scientific Name: Psophodes nigrogularis nigrogularis
White-bellied Frog
  • Scientific Name: Geocrinia alba
Yellow-snouted Ground Gecko
  • Scientific Name: Diplodactylus occultus
Yellow-spotted Tree Frog
  • Scientific Name: Litoria castanea
Critically Endangered Animals
Bare-rumped Sheathtail Bat
  • Scientific Name: Saccolaimus saccolaimus nudicluniatus
Boggomoss snail
  • Scientific Name: Adclarkia dawsonensis
Christmas Island Pipistrelle
  • Scientific Name: Pipistrellus murrayi
Dandenong amphipod
  • Scientific Name: Austrogammarus australis
Freshwater Snail
Freshwater Snail
  • Scientific Name: Beddomeia tumida
Gilbert's Potoroo
  • Scientific Name: Potorous gilbertii
Golden Sun Moth
  • Scientific Name: Synemon plana
Grey Nurse Shark
Grey Nurse Shark
  • Scientific Name: Carcharias taurus
Herald Petrel
  • Scientific Name: Pterodroma heraldica
Leathery Turtle
  • Scientific Name: Luth Dermochelys coriacea
Lord Howe Island stick insect
  • Scientific Name: Dryococelus australis
Margaret River Hairy Marron
  • Scientific Name: Cherax tenuimanus
Mitchell's rainforest snail
  • Scientific Name: Thersites mitchellae
Opal Cling Goby
  • Scientific Name: Stiphodon semoni
Orange-bellied Parrot
Orange-bellied Parrot
  • Scientific Name: Neophema chrysogaster
Round Island Petrel
  • Scientific Name: Pterodroma arminjoniana
Scrubtit
  • Scientific Name: Acanthornis magnus greenianus
Speartooth shark
  • Scientific Name: G. glyphis
Spotted Quail-thrush
  • Scientific Name: Cinclosoma punctatum anachoreta
Southern Bent-wing Bat
  • Scientific Name: Miniopterus schreibersii bassanii
Western Swamp Tortoise
  • Scientific Name: Pseudemydura umbrina
Western Trout Minnow
  • Scientific Name: Galaxias truttaceus hesperius
Yellow Chat (Dawson)
Yellow Chat
  • Scientific Name: Epthianura crocea macgregori