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Elected representatives in government are in charge of the policy and funding that can make or break saving threatened species. Their decisions and actions matter.

Bass has or used to have 24 threatened animals within its boundaries. One of them is me, the Furneaux Burrowing Crayfish.

We took care to attach appropriate images that are as close to representative of each species as our resources and the availability of images allowed. However, we could not ensure perfect accuracy in every case. Some images show species that share the same genus but not at the species or subspecies level.

Photo of Furneaux Burrowing Crayfish

Furneaux Burrowing Crayfish

Engaeus martigener

Status: Endangered

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) lists threatened species under six categories:
Extinct, Extinct in the wild, Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable, Conservation dependent. Read more about these categories

Engaeus martigener has greater than 80% of it's range within Bass

The Furneaux Burrowing Crayfish is a small, fresh water crayfish, known only from isolated locations on Flinders Island and Cape Barren Island in the Bass Strait. This species inhabits boggy areas and small clear water creeks in high altitude, wet, fern-rich gullies. Though a considerable proportion of this species’ habitat is protected within the Strzelecki National Park, wildfire is a significant threat.¹

Explore more about this species on the Atlas of Living Australia

Adverse fire regimesAdverse fire regimes

Climate change and severe weatherClimate change and severe weather

Invasive species and diseasesInvasive species and diseases

Explore more about the threats facing species on our Resources page.

Bass has or used to have 30 threatened plants found within its boundaries. Some of these might not be as photogenic as the Furneaux Burrowing Crayfish but they're just as important.

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