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Habitat Location .. detailed information
Freshwater swamps - Cape Cleveland to Cungulla

Cape Cleveland (Including Cungulla - Bowling Bay Coastal Complex)
Townsville Shire
Grid Reference No :EU055520
Wetland Type Classification :Complex continuous wetland aggregation
Biogeographic Region :Brigalow Belt (North)
Ecological System/Subsystem :Palustrine
Class/Subclass :Emergent/Non-persistent
Dominance Type :Eleocharis dulcis
Water Regime :Seasonally flooded
Water Chemistry :Fresh
Soil :Organic
Associated Vegetation :Nymphaea gigantea, Cyperus spp.
Management Issues :Grazing
Conservation Value :Very High

Recommended Actions :
  1. Consult landholder and investigate reservation/conservation of area.

  2. Further investigate importance of site as fish, mammal and waterfowl habitat.

  3. Ensure infrastructure (e.g. roads) do not further alter hydrology of area.


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