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The New Zealand Threat Classification System Lists

Table 1 provides the number of species within each threat category by taxonomic group. The lists, available from the link below, define each threat category, identify which species fall under each threat category, and what qualifies them to be placed there.

New Zealand Threat classification System Lists:2005

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Table 1. Threat Categories by Taxonomic Group

Threat Category Bats Birds Bryophytes Freshwater Fish Freshwater Invertebrates Frogs Fungi Macroalgae
Nationally Critical 21 69 1 11 2 49 1
Nationally Endangered 3 29 18 2 2 1
Nationally Vulnerable 1 12 1 3 1
Serious Decline 4 1 1
Gradual Decline 21 13 3 10
Sparse 8 33 2 11 1 5
Range Restricted 1 58 54 4 86 37
Total Threatened 5 153 175 26 114 4 65 38
Data Deficient 1 1 51 3 27 1447 23
Extinct (since 1840) 16 1

Table 1 - continued

Threat Category Marine Fish Marine Invertebrates Marine Mammals Reptiles Terrestrial Invertebrates Vascular Plants Totals
Nationally Critical 10 4 5 125 85 383
Nationally Endangered 3 2 4 101 67 232
Nationally Vulnerable 1 11 23 53
Serious Decline 5 1 14 29 55
Gradual Decline 2 14 22 38 79 202
Sparse 18 4 12 115 140 349
Range Restricted 32 234 2 22 539 445 1514
Total Threatened 52 270 8 67 943 868 2788
Data Deficient 34 8 14 10 1316 96 3031
Extinct (since 1840) 1 9 6 33

Table data sourced from:

Hitchmough, R., Bull, L., & Cromarty, P. (comps). (2007). New Zealand threat classification system lists:2005. Wellington, New Zealand: Department of Conservation.