Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

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Fraser Coast Regional ecosystem information

Regional Ecosystem   12.3.6

 

Priority   4

Short Description  Melaleuca quinquenervia +/- Eucalyptus tereticornis, Lophostemon suaveolens open forest on coastal alluvial plains

Notes  koala

Comments  Generally a palustrine wetland although also some areas have been converted to lacustrine water bodies associated with the construction of bunding and levees.

Special Values  Habitat for threatened fauna species including the wallum froglet Crinia tinnula.

Fraser Coast region distribution  Mapped on drainage lines in sub-coastal catchments and Fraser Island.

Long Description  Melaleuca quinquenervia +/- Eucalyptus tereticornis, Lophostemon suaveolens, Corymbia intermedia open forest to woodland with a grassy ground layer dominated by species such as Imperata cylindrica. Eucalyptus tereticornis may be present as an emergent layer. Eucalyptus seeana may also occur in this regional ecosystem to the south and east of Brisbane. Occurs on Quaternary floodplains and fringing drainage lines in coastal areas. (BVG1M: 22a)

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