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Solomon has or used to have 17 threatened animals within its boundaries. One of them is me, the Northern Quoll.
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.
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
Dasyurus hallucatus is found across 26 electorates.
The Northern Quoll is the smallest of the four Australian quoll species. It has a pointy snout and reddish brown fur, with a cream underside. It has white spots on its back and rump and a long, sparsely-furred, unspotted tail. The tail length ranges between 202 and 345 mm. The hindfeet have striated pads and five toes. Northern Quolls can weigh up to 1.2 kg, with the males being larger than the females. It is the most arboreal and aggressive of the four quoll species, and its faeces and body smell strongly.¹
Explore more about this species on the Atlas of Living Australia
Adverse fire regimes
Invasive species and diseases
Explore more about the threats facing species on our Resources page.
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