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 Not listed under EPBC Act
Listing and Conservation Advices Commonwealth Listing Advice on Elseya irwini (Irwin's Turtle) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), 2011au) [Listing Advice].
Adopted/Made Recovery Plans
State Government
    Documents and Websites
QLD:Irwin's turtle (Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (DEHP), 2011g) [Database].
Scientific name Elseya irwini [78961]
Family Chelidae:Testudines:Reptilia:Chordata:Animalia
Species author Cann, 1997
Infraspecies author  
Reference Cann, J. (1997). Irwin's Turtle: A new species of short-necked turtle from Western Australia. Monitor 9(1): 36-40
Distribution map Species Distribution Map not available for this taxon.
Illustrations Google Images

No threats data available.

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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). Elseya irwini in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: Accessed Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:51:30 +1000.