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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 Vulnerable
Listing and Conservation Advices Commonwealth Listing Advice on Hoplogonus simsoni (Simson's Stag Beetle) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), 2011x) [Listing Advice].
 
Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Hoplogonus simsoni (Simson's Stag Beetle) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), 2011y) [Conservation Advice].
 
Recovery Plan Decision Recovery Plan required, there should be a recovery plan for this species as the ecology is poorly known and intensive land management activities (including forestry) are likely to require careful planning and adaptive management in order to provide protection (2/02/2011).
 
Adopted/Made Recovery Plans
Federal Register of
    Legislative Instruments
Amendment to the list of threatened species under section 178 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (84)(02/02/2011) (Commonwealth of Australia, 2011l) [Legislative Instrument].
 
State Government
    Documents and Websites
TAS:Hoplogonus simsoni (Simson's Stag Beetle): Species Management Profile for Tasmania's Threatened Species Link (Threatened Species Section (TSS), 2014uw) [State Action Plan].
State Listing Status
TAS: Listed as Vulnerable (Threatened Species Protection Act 1995 (Tasmania): September 2012 list)
Scientific name Hoplogonus simsoni [66796]
Family Lucanidae:Coleoptera:Insecta:Arthropoda:Animalia
Species author Parry, 1875
Infraspecies author  
Reference ANZECC Threatened Fauna List May 2000
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
http://www.fpa.tas.gov.au/fileadmin/user_upload/PDFs/Zoology_Ecology/tfm_simsons_stag_beetle.pdf

Minister's Reasons for Recovery Plan decision

There should be a recovery plan for Simson's stag beetle as the ecology is poorly known and intensive land management activities (including forestry) are likely to require careful planning and adaptive management in order to provide protection.

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
Agriculture and Aquaculture:Agriculture and Aquaculture:Land clearing, habitat fragmentation and/or habitat degradation Commonwealth Listing Advice on Hoplogonus simsoni (Simson's Stag Beetle) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), 2011x) [Listing Advice].
Biological Resource Use:Hunting and Collecting Terrestrial Animals:Illegal hunting/harvesting and collection Commonwealth Listing Advice on Hoplogonus simsoni (Simson's Stag Beetle) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), 2011x) [Listing Advice].
Biological Resource Use:Logging and Wood Harvesting:Habitat loss, modification and degradation due to firewood collection Commonwealth Listing Advice on Hoplogonus simsoni (Simson's Stag Beetle) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), 2011x) [Listing Advice].
Biological Resource Use:Logging and Wood Harvesting:Habitat loss, modification and degradation due to timber harvesting Commonwealth Listing Advice on Hoplogonus simsoni (Simson's Stag Beetle) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), 2011x) [Listing Advice].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Inappropriate fire regimes including natural wildfires Commonwealth Listing Advice on Hoplogonus simsoni (Simson's Stag Beetle) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), 2011x) [Listing Advice].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Inappropriate prescribed regimes and/or vegetation management to control fire regimes Commonwealth Listing Advice on Hoplogonus simsoni (Simson's Stag Beetle) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), 2011x) [Listing Advice].

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This database is designed to provide statutory, biological and ecological information on species and ecological communities, migratory species, marine species, and species and species products subject to international trade and commercial use protected under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act). It has been compiled from a range of sources including listing advice, recovery plans, published literature and individual experts. While reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, no guarantee is given, nor responsibility taken, by the Commonwealth for its accuracy, currency or completeness. The Commonwealth does not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage that may be occasioned directly or indirectly through the use of, or reliance on, the information contained in this database. The information contained in this database does not necessarily represent the views of the Commonwealth. This database is not intended to be a complete source of information on the matters it deals with. Individuals and organisations should consider all the available information, including that available from other sources, in deciding whether there is a need to make a referral or apply for a permit or exemption under the EPBC Act.

Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Hoplogonus simsoni in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:09:34 +1000.