Biodiversity Series, Paper No. 4
S.R. Morton, J. Short and R.D. Barker, with an Appendix by G.F. Griffin and G. Pearce
Department of the Environment, Sport and Territories, 1995
11. Refugia in South Australia (continued)
11.7. Reference number SA7
Refuge area: Lake Torrens
Biogeographic region: Flinders and Olary Ranges
Type of refuge: Wetland
Lat./Long. 30°58’S / 138°01’E
Quality of refuge: Significant (2)
Area (km²): <10,000
Chief refuge value
An extensive saline system providing occasional habitat for waterbirds.
A large saline lake in relatively pristine condition. Little is known of the ecology of the Lake, although banded stilts Cladorhynchus leucocephalus are known to breed there in large numbers1.
Other significant species
Lake Torrens Regional Reserve.
1. Morelli and Drewien (1993)