Biodiversity

Species Profile and Threats Database

For information to assist in referral, environmental assessment and compliance issues, refer to the Listing Advice and/or Conservation Advice and Recovery Plan. The Listing and/or Conservation Advice define the national ecological community and may include Key Diagnostic Characteristics, Condition Thresholds, Priority Research and Conservation Actions and additional considerations.
In addition, for recovery planning, mitigation and conservation information, refer to the Recovery Plan (where available) or the Conservation Advice.


EPBC Act Listing Status Listed as Currently Ineligible
Date Effective 23 Feb 2014
Adopted/Made Recovery Plans
Policy Statements and other Information Sheets Threatened Species Scientific Committee's Conservation Advice for the Long Lowland Rivers of South East Queensland and North East New South Wales (Department of the Environment, 2014c) [Admin Guideline].
Indicative Distribution Map(s) Map of Long Lowland Rivers of South East Queensland and North West New South Wales Ecological Community (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC), 2013u) [Indicative Map].
Distribution Map Community Distribution Map

This map has been compiled from datasets with a range of scales and quality. Species or ecological community distributions included in this map are only indicative and not meant for local assessment. Planning or investment decisions at a local scale should seek some form of ground-truthing to confirm the existence of the species or ecological community at locations of interest. Such assessments should refer to the text of the Listing Advice, which is the legal entity protected under the EPBC Act.

For the legal definition of the ecological community please refer to the listing advice and other documents under Legal Status and Documents.

Nominated as "Riffle/pool/sandbank community of the Mary River (Queensland) floodplain"

The conservation advice refers to the ecological community as "the Long subtropical lowland rivers ecological community" (TSSC 2014c).

For the legal definition of the ecological community please refer to the listing advice and other documents under Legal Status and Documents.

The following species occur in the Long subtropical lowland rivers ecological community and are listed under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (NSW) and Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NC Act) (Queensland):

Taxon group Scientific name Common name Conservation status
EPBC Act TSC Act (NSW) NC Act (Queensland)
Aquatic flora Aponogeton elongatus Queensland lace     Rare
Aponogeton queenslandicus an aquatic plant   Endangered Rare
Brasenia schreberi water shield     Rare
Mammals Chalinolobus nigrogriseus* hoary wattled bat   Vulnerable  
Birds Anseranas semipalmata magpie goose   Vulnerable  
Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus black-necked stork   Endangered  
Grus rubicunda brolga   Vulnerable  
Irediparra gallinacea comb-crested jacana   Vulnerable  
Oxyura australis blue-billed duck   Vulnerable  
Pandion cristatus eastern osprey   Vulnerable  
Stictonetta naevosa freckled duck   Vulnerable  
Tyto longimembris masked owl   Vulnerable  
Reptiles Elusor macrurus Mary River turtle Endangered   Endangered
Fish Maccullochella ikei eastern freshwater / Clarence River cod Endangered Endangered  
Maccullochella mariensis Mary River cod Endangered    
Nannoperca oxleyana oxleyan pygmy perch Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
Neoceratodus forsteri Australian lungfish Vulnerable   (protected under the
Fish and Oyster Act 1914)
Frogs Adelotus brevis tusked frog   Endangered Population in the Nandewar and New England Tableland Bioregions Vulnerable
Mixophyes iteratus giant barred frog Endangered Endangered Endangered
Invertebrates Petalura gigantea giant dragonfly   Endangered  

A number of vegetation-based listed ecological communities, or Regional Ecosystems (REs), may occur adjacent to the Long subtropical lowland rivers ecological community that are listed under the Vegetation Management Act 1999 (VMA Act) (Queensland) or the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (TSC Act) (NSW). These include but are not limited to:

State Regional Ecosystem / Ecological community VMA Act (Qld) TSC Act (NSW)
Queensland 12.3.1 - Gallery rainforest (notophyll vineforest) on alluvial plains Endangered  
12.3.2 - Eucalyptus grandis tall open forest on alluvial plains Of concern  
12.3.3 - Eucalyptus tereticornis woodland to open forest on alluvial plains Endangered  
12.3.7 - Eucalyptus tereticornis, Callistemon viminalis, Casuarina cunninghamiana fringing forest Not of concern  
12.3.11 - Eucalyptus siderophloia, E. tereticornis, Corymbia intermedia open forest on alluvial plains usually near coast Of concern  
12.3.14 - Banksia aemula woodland on alluvial plains usually near coast Of concern  
New South Wales Carex Sedgeland of the New England Tableland, Nandewar, Brigalow Belt South and NSW North Coast Bioregions   Endangered
Freshwater Wetlands on Coastal Floodplains of the New South Wales North Coast, Sydney Basin and South East Corner Bioregions   Endangered
Lowland Rainforest in the NSW North Coast and Sydney Basin Bioregions   Critically Endangered [included in the nationally-listed Lowland Rainforest of Subtropical Australia under the EPBC Act]
Subtropical Coastal Floodplain Forest of the New South Wales North Coast Bioregion   Endangered
Swamp Oak Floodplain Forest of the New South Wales North Coast, Sydney Basin and South East Corner Bioregions   Endangered
Swamp Sclerophyll Forest on Coastal Floodplains of the New South Wales North Coast, Sydney Basin and South East Corner Bioregions   Endangered
White Gum Moist Forest in the NSW North Coast Bioregion   Endangered


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This database is designed to provide statutory, biological and ecological information on species and ecological communities, migratory species, marine species, and species and species products subject to international trade and commercial use protected under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act). It has been compiled from a range of sources including listing advice, recovery plans, published literature and individual experts. While reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, no guarantee is given, nor responsibility taken, by the Commonwealth for its accuracy, currency or completeness. The Commonwealth does not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage that may be occasioned directly or indirectly through the use of, or reliance on, the information contained in this database. The information contained in this database does not necessarily represent the views of the Commonwealth. This database is not intended to be a complete source of information on the matters it deals with. Individuals and organisations should consider all the available information, including that available from other sources, in deciding whether there is a need to make a referral or apply for a permit or exemption under the EPBC Act.

Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Long lowland rivers of south eastern Queensland and northern New South Wales in Community and Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed 2014-09-20T01:59:50EST.