Skip to main content

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.

Herbert has or used to have 25 threatened animals within its boundaries. One of them is me, the Large-eared Horseshoe Bat.

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 Large-eared Horseshoe Bat

Large-eared Horseshoe Bat

Rhinolophus robertsi

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

Rhinolophus robertsi is found across 3 electorates.

The Greater Large-eared Horseshoe Bat has enormous ears and nose-leaf. The fur is long, fine, grey-brown and peppered with white hairs. The fur on the belly is paler in colour. In some individuals, the skin of the nose-leaf, anus and penis or pubic false teats is bright yellow, but the most common colour is greyish. Sexes are similar in appearance and measurements. The fur colour of this species is also very similar to the Lesser Large-eared Horseshoe Bat and some individuals of this latter form may also have yellow skin.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.

Herbert has or used to have 8 threatened plants found within its boundaries. Some of these might not be as photogenic as the Large-eared Horseshoe Bat but they're just as important.

You are in federal electorate Herbert.

 Search again

Share this page on