The Tasmanian devil is the largest, native, mammalian predator on Tasmania and the world’s largest carnivorous marsupial, and is an important apex predator in Tasmanian ecosystems.
Tasmanian devils are important top, apex predators in native, Tasmanian ecosystems. As scavengers, they are important in removing carcasses.
Tasmanian devils maintain bush and farm hygiene by cleaning up carcasses. This can help reduce the risk of blowfly strike to sheep by removing food for maggots.
After the thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus), the Tasmanian devil is the largest native, mammalian predator on Tasmania and the world’s largest surviving carnivorous marsupial.