Endemic Animals of New South Wales








Parma Wallaby
Parma Wallaby
A Parma wallaby is the smallest of the macropus family, which includes all wallabies and kangaroos. When resting, they are somewhat round in appearance. They have brown fur with lighter markings on chest, face, neck, and sometimes on the end of their long tail. Males are larger and stronger than females.
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Parma Wallaby
Broad-tailed gecko
Broad-tailed gecko
The broad-tailed gecko, southern leaf-tailed gecko, or Sydney leaf-tailed gecko is a common gecko of the family Carphodactylidae found in the Sydney Basin. The species uses its mottled colour to camouflage against bark or rock, and if threatened can drop its large fleshy tail as a decoy. The tail is also useful for fat storage. This species of gecko is available in captivity as a pet, they are a nocturnal ambush hunter, relying on camouflage and ...
patience to catch prey. Primary prey items include large nocturnal invertebrates such as spiders, cockroaches and beetles.
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Broad-tailed gecko
Gibson's albatross
Gibson's albatross
Gibson's albatross, also known as the Auckland Islands wandering albatross or Gibson's wandering albatross, is a large seabird in the great albatross group of the albatross family. The common name and trinomial commemorate John Douglas Gibson, an Australian amateur ornithologist who studied albatrosses off the coast of New South Wales for thirty years.
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Gibson's albatross
Lord Howe currawong
Lord Howe currawong
The Lord Howe currawong, Lord Howe Island currawong or Lord Howe pied currawong, is a large and mainly black passerine bird in the family Artamidae. It is endemic to Lord Howe Island in the Tasman Sea, part of New South Wales, Australia, and is a threatened subspecies of the pied currawong.
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Lord Howe currawong
Lord Howe silvereye
Lord Howe silvereye
The Lord Howe silvereye, also known as the Lord Howe white-eye, Lord Howe Island white-eye or, locally, as the "Little Grinnell", is a small bird in the white-eye family, Zosteropidae. It is a subspecies of the silvereye, though sometimes considered a full species. It is endemic to Lord Howe Island in the Tasman Sea, part of New South Wales, Australia.
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Lord Howe silvereye
Lord Howe golden whistler
Lord Howe golden whistler
The Lord Howe golden whistler, also known as the Lord Howe whistler or Lord Howe Island golden whistler, and locally as the “robin” or “yellow robin”, is a small bird in the whistler family, Pachycephalidae. It is a subspecies of the Australian golden whistler that is endemic to Lord Howe Island in the Tasman Sea, part of New South Wales, Australia.
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Lord Howe golden whistler
Stuttering frog
Stuttering frog
The stuttering frog is a large species of frog that inhabits temperate and sub-tropical rainforest and wet sclerophyll forest in Australia.
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Stuttering frog
Blue Mountains water skink
Blue Mountains water skink
The Blue Mountains water skink or Blue Mountains swamp-skink is a species of skink in the family Scincidae. An endangered species, it is found only in restricted parts of the mountains of southeastern Australia.
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Blue Mountains water skink
Anomalopus swansoni
Anomalopus swansoni
Anomalopus swansoni, also known commonly as the punctate worm-skink or Swanson's burrowing skink, is a species of lizard in the family Scincidae. The species is endemic to Australia.
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Anomalopus swansoni
Ctenophorus mirrityana
Ctenophorus mirrityana
The Barrier Range dragon, Ctenophorus mirrityana, is an agamid lizard which has been newly described as a separate species from the tawny dragon . This species is endemic to Australia, restricted to just three sites in western New South Wales .
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Ctenophorus mirrityana
Zaglossus robustus
Zaglossus robustus
Zaglossus robustus is an extinct species of long-beaked echidna known from the middle Miocene of Gulgong, New South Wales, Australia. It may belong in the genus Megalibgwilia. The supposed fossil platypus Ornithorhynchus maximus was based on a humerus of this species.
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Zaglossus robustus
Pilliga mouse
Pilliga mouse
Pseudomys pilligaensis, commonly known as the Pilliga mouse or poolkoo, is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. Its distribution comprises the Pilliga forest region of New South Wales, Australia, specimens have also been trapped in the Warrumbungle National Park and Weetalibah Nature Reserve. Its conservation status is currently listed as "Data Deficient" due to unresolved questions on its taxonomic status.
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Pilliga mouse
Macroderma koppa
Macroderma koppa
Macroderma koppa is a species of bat known from fossil material found in Australia, one of the larger carnivorous megadermatid family of the order Chiroptera. They resembled the modern species Macroderma gigas, known as a false vampire or ghost bat, and also preyed on vertebrates such as small mammals, reptiles and bird, and amphibian species, whose butchered remains were found beneath their feeding roosts.
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Macroderma koppa
Goniobranchus daphne
Goniobranchus daphne
Goniobranchus daphne is a species of colourful sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Chromodorididae.
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Goniobranchus daphne
Conus aplustre
Conus aplustre
Conus aplustre, common name the black-end cone, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies. Like all species within the genus Conus, these snails are predatory and venomous. They are capable of "stinging" humans, therefore live ones should be handled carefully or not at all.
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Conus aplustre
Amoria molleri
Amoria molleri
Amoria molleri is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Volutidae, the volutes.
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Amoria molleri
Paracuneus kemblensis
Paracuneus kemblensis
Paracuneus kemblensis is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Drilliidae. The epithet "kemblensis" is derived from Port Kembla, New South Wales, where the species was first found.
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Paracuneus kemblensis
Aphelodoris varia
Aphelodoris varia
Aphelodoris varia is a species of sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a shell-less marine gastropod mollusk in the family Dorididae.
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Aphelodoris varia
Goniobranchus hunterae
Goniobranchus hunterae
Goniobranchus hunterae is a species of colourful sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Chromodorididae.
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Goniobranchus hunterae
Pleurotomella sepulta
Pleurotomella sepulta
Pleurotomella sepulta is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Raphitomidae.
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Pleurotomella sepulta
Chromodoris buchananae
Chromodoris buchananae
Chromodoris buchananae is a species of colourful sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Chromodorididae.
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Chromodoris buchananae
Filodrillia delicatula
Filodrillia delicatula
Filodrillia delicatula is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Borsoniidae.
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Filodrillia delicatula
Conticosta petilinus
Conticosta petilinus
Conticosta petilinus is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pseudomelatomidae, the turrids and allies.
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Conticosta petilinus
Clanculus jucundus
Clanculus jucundus
Clanculus jucundus is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Trochidae, the top snails.
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Clanculus jucundus
Goniobranchus woodwardae
Goniobranchus woodwardae
Goniobranchus woodwardae is a species of colourful sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Chromodorididae.
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Goniobranchus woodwardae
Cirsonella reflecta
Cirsonella reflecta
Cirsonella reflecta is a species of minute sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Skeneidae.
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Cirsonella reflecta
Partubiola blancha
Partubiola blancha
Partubiola blancha is a species of small sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Skeneidae,.
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Partubiola blancha
Sinezona beddomei
Sinezona beddomei
Sinezona beddomei is a species of minute sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk or micromollusk in the family Scissurellidae, the little slit snails.
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Sinezona beddomei
Pleurotomella compacta
Pleurotomella compacta
Pleurotomella compacta is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Raphitomidae.
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Pleurotomella compacta
Pleurotomella amplecta
Pleurotomella amplecta
Pleurotomella amplecta is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Raphitomidae.
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Pleurotomella amplecta
Charisma compacta
Charisma compacta
Charisma compacta is a species of extremely small sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Trochidae, the top snails.
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Charisma compacta
Clanculus brunneus
Clanculus brunneus
Clanculus brunneus is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Trochidae, the top snails.
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Clanculus brunneus
Ranularia sinensis
Ranularia sinensis
Ranularia sinensis, common name: the Chinese triton, is a species of predatory sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Cymatiidae. This species was originally described by Reeve in 1844 as Cymatium sinense
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Ranularia sinensis
Apispiralia catena
Apispiralia catena
Apispiralia catena is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Mangeliidae.
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Apispiralia catena
Apitua delicatula
Apitua delicatula
Apitua delicatula is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Mangeliidae.
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Apitua delicatula
Exomilus cylindricus
Exomilus cylindricus
Exomilus cylindricus is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Raphitomidae.
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Exomilus cylindricus
Microdrillia stephensensis
Microdrillia stephensensis
Microdrillia stephensensis is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Borsoniidae.
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Microdrillia stephensensis
Nepotilla carinata
Nepotilla carinata
Nepotilla carinata is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Raphitomidae.
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Nepotilla carinata
Pleurotomella rugosa
Pleurotomella rugosa
Pleurotomella rugosa is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Raphitomidae.
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Pleurotomella rugosa
Conus sydneyensis
Conus sydneyensis
Conus sydneyensis is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies. Like all species within the genus Conus, these snails are predatory and venomous. They are capable of "stinging" humans, therefore live ones should not be handled at all, except by qualified federal animal control personnel.
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Conus sydneyensis