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Species Profile and Threats Database


For information to assist proponents in referral, environmental assessments and compliance issues, refer to the Policy Statements and Guidelines (where available), the Conservation Advice (where available) or the Listing Advice (where available).
 
In addition, proponents and land managers should refer to the Recovery Plan (where available) or the Conservation Advice (where available) for recovery, mitigation and conservation information.

EPBC Act Listing Status Listed as Endangered
Recovery Plan Decision Recovery Plan required, included on the Commenced List (1/11/2009).
 
Adopted/Made Recovery Plans Recovery Plan for the Bramble Cay Melomys Melomys rubicola (Latch, P., 2008) [Recovery Plan].
 
Policy Statements and Guidelines Survey guidelines for Australia's threatened mammals. EPBC Act survey guidelines 6.5 (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC), 2011j) [Admin Guideline].
 
Federal Register of
    Legislative Instruments
Declaration under s178, s181, and s183 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 - List of threatened species, List of threatened ecological communities and List of threatening processes (Commonwealth of Australia, 2000) [Legislative Instrument].
 
State Government
    Documents and Websites
QLD:Bramble Cay melomys (Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (DEHP), 2013e) [Database].
State Listing Status
QLD: Listed as Endangered (Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Queensland): May 2014 list)
Non-statutory Listing Status
IUCN: Listed as Critically Endangered (Global Status: IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: 2013.1 list)
Scientific name Melomys rubicola [64477]
Family Muridae:Rodentia:Mammalia:Chordata:Animalia
Species author  
Infraspecies author  
Reference  
Distribution map Species Distribution Map

This is an indicative distribution map of the present distribution of the species based on best available knowledge. See map caveat for more information.

Illustrations Google Images

The following table lists known and perceived threats to this species. Threats are based on the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) threat classification version 1.1.

Threat Class Threatening Species References
Climate Change and Severe Weather:Habitat Shifting and Alteration:Habitat modification with associated erosion Melomys rubicola in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006qh) [Internet].
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Ecosystem Degradation:Habitat deterioration due to soil degradation and erosion Recovery Plan for the Bramble Cay Melomys Melomys rubicola (Latch, P., 2008) [Recovery Plan].
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Indirect Ecosystem Effects:Restricted geographical distribution (area of occupancy and extent of occurrence) Melomys rubicola in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006qh) [Internet].
Recovery Plan for the Bramble Cay Melomys Melomys rubicola (Latch, P., 2008) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation by weeds Recovery Plan for the Bramble Cay Melomys Melomys rubicola (Latch, P., 2008) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Predation, competition, habitat degradation and/or spread of pathogens by introduced species Recovery Plan for the Bramble Cay Melomys Melomys rubicola (Latch, P., 2008) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Presence of pathogens and resulting disease Recovery Plan for the Bramble Cay Melomys Melomys rubicola (Latch, P., 2008) [Recovery Plan].
Species Stresses:Indirect Species Effects:Low numbers of individuals Melomys rubicola in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006qh) [Internet].
Recovery Plan for the Bramble Cay Melomys Melomys rubicola (Latch, P., 2008) [Recovery Plan].
Melomys rubicola, an endangered murid rodent endemic to the Great Barrier Reef of Queensland. Australian Mammalogy. 6: 77-79. (Limpus, C.J., Parmenter, C.J. & Watts, C.H.S., 1983) [Journal].

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Melomys rubicola in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Tue, 2 Sep 2014 10:55:44 +1000.