The Spectacled Hare-wallaby (Barrow Island) is a stocky marsupial with distinctive bright orange rings around its eyes. It has brown fur above and white fur below. Individuals grow to 47 cm long and weigh up to 4.5 kg. It has a sparsely-haired tail which grows to 49 cm long. The species is generally solitary, though small groups of up to three have been seen feeding together.
Spectacled Hare-wallaby (Barrow Island) |
Lagorchestes conspicillatus conspicillatus
Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
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Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Lagorchestes conspicillatus conspicillatus
The main potential threats to the Spectacled Hare wallaby (Barrow Island) include predation by feral cats and European red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) habitat degradation by rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) and inappropriate fire regimes.