© www.australianwildlife.org
© www.australianwildlife.org

Order Peramelemorphia

Family Chaeropodidae

Scientific Name

Isoodon auratus

Thumbnail Description

It is the smallest of the short-nosed bandicoots

Size and Weight

Adults:

TOTAL-LENGTH: 35 cm (or 14 in.)

WEIGHT: 260 – 655 g (9 – 23 oz)

Habitat

Tropical forests, woodlands, tussock grasslands, eucalypt woodlands

Distribution

Prince Regent Nature Reserve (Kimberly), Barrow, Middle Islands, August Islands

Diet

Omnivore; insects, plant bulbs, small reptiles

Reproduction

2 – 3

Population

20,000

Lifespan

Unknown

Baby Name

Joey

Speed

Unknown

Predators

European Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes), feral cats, feral dogs

Sounds

Unknown

Behavior

Nocturnal, solitary

Conservation Status

Vulnerable