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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.

Flynn has or used to have 43 threatened animals within its boundaries. One of them is me, the Fitzroy River Turtle.

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 Fitzroy River Turtle

Fitzroy River Turtle

Rheodytes leukops

Status: Vulnerable

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

Rheodytes leukops is found across 3 electorates.

The Fitzroy River Turtle is a medium to dark brown turtle growing to 25 cm SL with scattered darker spots and blotches on the upper shell surface. It has a pale yellow or cream belly and dull olive-grey exposed fleshy parts. The shell is broadly oval and the neck is covered with large, pointed conical tubercles. The back edge of the shell on hatchlings is serrated. The Fitzroy River Turtle has distinctive eyes with black pupils surrounded by a narrow white inner ring or a metallic silvery-blue iris. The Fitzroy River Turtle has relatively long forelimbs with five long claws and a large cloacal bursae which has a respiratory function.¹

Explore more about this species on the Atlas of Living Australia

Habitat loss, fragmentation and degradationHabitat loss, fragmentation and degradation

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

Flynn has or used to have 69 threatened plants found within its boundaries. Some of these might not be as photogenic as the Fitzroy River Turtle but they're just as important.

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