The aquatic invertebrate and waterbird faunas of the western part of the Victoria-Bonaparte mudflat, located in the Victoria-Bonaparte biogeographic region of the Kimberley, Western Australia, were surveyed in early 1993. Sixty-two species of waterbird and at least 131 species of aquatic invertebrate were recorded. The mudflat has national significance for some shorebird species, especially Redshanks, and has a significant Asian element in the invertebrate fauna. The survey contributes to growing evidence that the micro-invertebrate fauna of Western Australia is distinctive, but the conservation significance of the area for invertebrates cannot be assessed properly without more information concerning other areas of northern Australia.
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Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia, 79(): 217-224