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Species Profile and Threats Database


For information to assist proponents in referral, environmental assessments and compliance issues, refer to the Policy Statements and Guidelines (where available), the Conservation Advice (where available) or the Listing Advice (where available).
 
In addition, proponents and land managers should refer to the Recovery Plan (where available) or the Conservation Advice (where available) for recovery, mitigation and conservation information.

EPBC Act Listing Status Listed as Vulnerable as Arctocephalus tropicalis
Listed marine as Arctocephalus tropicalis
Listing and Conservation Advices Commonwealth Listing Advice on Arctocephalus tropicalis (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2001z) [Listing Advice].
 
Recovery Plan Decision Recovery Plan required, this species had a recovery plan in force at the time the legislation provided for the Minister to decide whether or not to have a recovery plan (19/2/2007).
 
Adopted/Made Recovery Plans Sub-Antarctic Fur Seal and Southern Elephant Seal Recovery Plan (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2003f) [Recovery Plan] as Arctocephalus tropicalis.
 
Other EPBC Act Plans Threat abatement plan for the impacts of marine debris on vertebrate marine life (Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA), 2009t) [Threat Abatement Plan].
 
Information Sheets Sub-Antarctic Fur Seal and Southern Elephant Seal Recovery Plan - Background Paper (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2003g) [Information Sheet].
 
Federal Register of
    Legislative Instruments
Declaration under section 248 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 - List of Marine Species (Commonwealth of Australia, 2000c) [Legislative Instrument] as Arctocephalus tropicalis.
 
Inclusion of species in the list of threatened species under section 178 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (09/03/2001) (Commonwealth of Australia, 2001i) [Legislative Instrument] as Arctocephalus tropicalis.
 
State Government
    Documents and Websites
TAS:Arctocephalus tropicalis (Sub-antarctic Fur-seal): Species Management Profile for Tasmania's Threatened Species Link (Threatened Species Section (TSS), 2014tk) [State Action Plan].
State Listing Status
QLD: Listed as Vulnerable (Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Queensland): May 2014 list) as Artocephalus tropicalis
SA: Listed as Endangered (National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 (South Australia): June 2011 list) as Arctocephalus tropicalis
TAS: Listed as Endangered (Threatened Species Protection Act 1995 (Tasmania): September 2012 list) as Arctocephalus tropicalis
Non-statutory Listing Status
IUCN: Listed as Least Concern (Global Status: IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: 2013.1 list)
Scientific name Arctocephalus tropicalis [25909]
Family Otariidae:Pinnipedia:Mammalia:Chordata:Animalia
Species author (J.E.Gray,1872)
Infraspecies author  
Reference  
Other names Artocephalus tropicalis [84756]
Distribution map Species Distribution Map

This is an indicative distribution map of the present distribution of the species based on best available knowledge. See map caveat for more information.

Illustrations Google Images

The following table lists known and perceived threats to this species. Threats are based on the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) threat classification version 1.1.

Threat Class Threatening Species References
Biological Resource Use:Fishing and Harvesting Aquatic Resources:Incidental capture and death due to trawling fishing activities Background Paper Bycatch Action Plan Sub-antarctic Fisheries Page(s) 29. (Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA), 2001) [Report].
Biological Resource Use:Fishing and Harvesting Aquatic Resources:Mortality due to capture, entanglement/drowning in nets and fishing lines Arctocephalus tropicalis in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006ci) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Presence of pathogens and resulting disease The Action Plan for Australian Seals (Shaughnessy, P.D., 1999) [Cwlth Action Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Problematic Native Species:Competition, grazing, predation and/or habitat degradation by mammals Recovery of the fur seal population at Macquarie Island. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. 122:177-187. (Shaughnessy, P.D., G.L. Shaughnessy & L. Fletcher, 1988a) [Journal].
Pollution:Industrial and Military Effluents:Habitat degradation due to industrial discharge Arctocephalus tropicalis in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006ci) [Internet].
Pollution:Pollution:spillage The Action Plan for Australian Seals (Shaughnessy, P.D., 1999) [Cwlth Action Plan].
Species Stresses:Indirect Species Effects:Low numbers of individuals Commonwealth Listing Advice on Arctocephalus tropicalis (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2001z) [Listing Advice].
Species Stresses (suggest Reproductive Resilience?):Indirect Species Effects:Reduction of genetic intergrity of a species due to hybridisation Arctocephalus tropicalis in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006ci) [Internet].

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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). Arctocephalus tropicalis in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:00:04 +1000.