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Question 1: While the full extent of invertebrate diversity is uncertain, 90% of ________ and molluscs are considered endemic.

Question 2: ________ inhabit all the coastal waters and estuarine habitats of Australia’s coast.
Bullhead sharkAngel sharkGreat white sharkShark

Question 3: Uniquely, Australia has more venomous than non-venomous species of ________.

Question 4: What does the following picture show?

  The Eastern Banjo Frog is a common frog species across eastern Australia.[73]
  The Dugong is an endangered species; the largest remaining population is found in Australian waters.[46][47]
  There are 26 species of goanna in Australia.[citation needed]
  The Sugar Glider.

Question 5: There are 29 species of Australian freshwater ________ from eight genera of family Chelidae.

Question 6: The federal Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 was created to meet Australia's obligations as a signatory to the 1992 ________.
CyprusAzerbaijanBosnia and HerzegovinaConvention on Biological Diversity

Question 7: The ________ is the only species of penguin that breeds on mainland Australia.
King PenguinMacaroni PenguinLittle PenguinEmperor Penguin

Question 8: Australia and its territories are home to over 800 species of bird; about 350 of these are endemic to the zoogeographic region that covers Australia, New Guinea and ________.
BarbadosUnited KingdomNauruNew Zealand

Question 9: What does the following picture show?

  The weedy sea dragon, a fish related to pipefish and seahorses, is found in the waters around southern Australia.[117]
  The Sugar Glider.
  The poisonous cane toad
  A female Gang-gang Cockatoo

Question 10: The fauna of Australia consists of a huge variety of strange and unique animals; some 83% of mammals, 89% of reptiles, 90% of fish and insects and 93% of amphibians that inhabit the continent are endemic to ________.
BarbadosUnited KingdomCanadaAustralia


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