List of non-avian fauna of Heard Island and McDonald Islands

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The following non-avian fauna have been observed on and around Heard Island and the adjacent McDonald Islands, which are part of the same Australian territory.[1] For the birds see List of birds of Heard and McDonald Islands.

Included on this list are seven species of mammal, 23 taxa of fish, 25 species of terrestrial arthropods, one land snail, one flowering plant, and one species of kelp.

Mammals[edit]

Scientific Name Authority Common Name
Arctocephalus gazella (Peters, 1875) Antarctic fur seal
Arctocephalus tropicalis (Gray, 1872) Subantarctic fur seal
Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) Fin whale
Delphinidae sp. Gray, 1821 Dolphin sp.
Hydrurga leptonyx (Blainville, 1820) Leopard seal
Mirounga leonina (Linnaeus, 1758) Southern elephant seal
Physeter macrocephalus (Linnaeus, 1758) Sperm whale

Fishes[edit]

Scientific Name Authority Common Name
Bathyraja eatonii (Günther, 1876) Eaton's skate
Bathyraja irrasa (Hureau and Ozouf-Costaz, 1980) Kerguelen sandpaper skate
Bathyraja murrayi (Günther, 1880) Murray's skate
Champsocephalus gunnari Lönnberg Mackerel icefish
Channichthys rhinoceratus (Richardson, 1844) Unicorn icefish
Dissostichus eleginoides (Smitt, 1898) Patagonian toothfish
Electrona antarctica (Günther, 1878) Lanternfish
Electrona carlsbergi (Tanning, 1932) Lanternfish
Gobionotothen acuta Günther Triangular rockcod
Gymnoscopelus braueri (Lönnberg, 1905) Lanternfish
Gymnoscopelus nicholsi (Gilbert, 1911) Nichol's lanternfish
Gymnoscopelus opisthopterus (Fraser-Brunner, 1949) Lanternfish
Krefftichthys anderssoni (Lönnberg, 1905) Lanternfish
Lepidonotothen mizops (Günther, 1880) Toad rockcod
Lepidonotothen squamifrons Günther Grey rockcod
Muraenolepis sp. Moray cod
Notolepis coatsi (Dollo, 1908) Antarctic jonasfish
Notothenia coriiceps (Richardson, 1844) Black rockcod
Notothenia rossii (Richardson, 1844) Marbled rockcod
Nototheniidae sp. Icefish
Paradiplospinus gracilis Brauer Snake mackerel
Protomyctophum bolini (Fraser-Brunner, 1949) Lanternfish
Zanclorhynchus spinifer Günther Horsefish

Terrestrial arthropods[edit]

Scientific Name Authority Common Name
Alaskozetes antarcticus Mite
Amalopteryx maritima True fly
Anatalanta aptera True fly
Antarctonesiotes gracilipes Beetle
Calycopteryx moseleyi minor (variation) True fly
Calycopteryx moseleyi moseleyi True fly
Canonopsis sericeus sericeus Beetle
Cryptopygus antarcticus Antarctic springtail
Ctenolepisma longicaudata Bristle-tail
Ectemnorrhinus (s. str.) crassipes Beetle
Ectemnorrhinus (s. str.) jelbarti Beetle
Ectemnorrhinus forbesi Beetle
Ectemnorrhinus hoseasoni Beetle
Embryonopsis halticella Moth
Globoppia intermedia Hammer Mite
Halozetes marinus (Lohmann) Mite
Ixodes kerguelensis Tick
Meropathus chuni Weevils
Notiopsylla kerguelensis Flea
Parapsyllus magellanicus heardi Flea
Parisotoma octooculata Springtail
Pringleophaga heardensis Clothes moth
Tineola bisiella Clothes moth
Tullbergia antarctica (Lubbock, 1876) Springtail
Tullbergia bisetosa (Borner, 1903) Springtail

Terrestrial mollusk[edit]

Scientific Name Authority Common Name
Notodiscus hookeri Subantarctic land snail

Flowering plant[edit]

Scientific Name Authority Common Name
Azorella selago Cushion plant

Marine algae[edit]

Scientific Name Authority Common Name
Kelp species kelp

References[edit]

  • Anon. (2005). 'Heard Island and McDonald Islands Marine Reserve Management Plan'. Australian Antarctic Division. ISBN 1-876934-08-5

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