Special Animals and Plants

Marine turtles

Marine turtle nesting season – on now! Help us monitor marine turtle nests! Fitzroy Basin Association Inc. (FBA) is running

Boggomoss snail image John Stanisic
Boggomoss snail

The boggomoss snail is a medium-sized snail characterised by a relatively thin, semitransparent shell.

Fitzroy River Turtle

Fitzroy River turtles grow up to 25 centimetres long, are oval-shaped, are medium to dark brown in colour (with darker

Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat headed for its wombat hole
Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat

A strong and heavily built marsupial that grows to about 35cm high (on all fours) and up to one metre

Capricorn Caves Fern
Capricorn Caves fern

The Capricorn Caves fern survives in thin pockets of soil in the walls and floors of limestone caves, sometimes deep

Bridled Nail Tailed Wallaby Joey
Bridled Nailtail Wallaby

Bridled Nailtail Wallabies are macropods. Macropod means big foot (all the better for hopping with!). Macropods are marsupials in the

Byfield Matchstick matchhead
Byfield Matchstick

Found only on a few headlands from Stockyard Point to Shoalwater Bay on the Capricorn Coast, this small bushy shrub

Yellow Chat or reeds
Capricorn Yellow Chat

Capricorn Yellow Chats feed, nest and breed at Twelve Mile Creek, just south of Rockhampton, not far from Marmor.

Cluster of Pisonia flowers
Pisonia grandis

Pisonia grandis are large-leafed woody shrubs or trees found almost exclusively on Indo-Pacific islands broadly between the Tropics of Cancer

Snubfin Dolphin group
Australian snubfin dolphin

The Australian snubfin looks a bit different to other Australian dolphins, with its distinctive rounded forehead and small ‘snubby’ dorsal

Kroombit Tinker Frog
Kroombit Tinker Frog

These small frogs grow to about 25mm in length and can be identified by an X-shaped patch between its shoulders.

Beach scrub on dunes
Beach scrub

Beach scrub is a common term for vegetation categorised as Littoral Rainforest and Coastal Vine Thickets. It features many different

Black breasted Button quail Female
Black breasted button quail

Large and plump, the black-breasted button quail grows up to 19cm in length. It has three forward-facing toes and no

Natural grasslands seed head
Native Grasslands

Native Grasslands Native grasslands of the Central Highlands and the northern Fitzroy Basin once covered an area of about 1.2

Brigalow forrest

Brigalow (Acacia harpophylla) is a hardy species of wattle tree that grows to 25 meters high. At the time of