High priority reptiles & amphibians North West Victoria

The following list comprises selected threatened reptiles and amphibians that have been identified as being high priority species in North West Victoria. Their high priority is based on a combination of the importance of the species and high level of concern regarding threats within a particular bioregion. These species have been identified as requiring either full commitment or substantive participation within the bioregion indicated. This list is based on information from the Bioregional Network Analysis (BNA) for each bioregion (Lowe et al., 2000) and high priority threatened reptiles and amphibians in the North West where management actions are specified in the DEPI Actions for Biodiversity Conservation database.


                   Carpet Python - endangered                      Image: Peter Robertson












Victoria’s Bioregions


Bioregion key

LM Lowan Mallee
MM Murrary Mallee
MF  Murray Fans
MSB  Murray Scroll Belt
W   Wimmera


Common Name

Scientific Name

Priority Bioregion

Bardick Echiopsis curta LM, W
Broad-shelled Turtle Chelodina expansa MF
Carpet Python Morelia spilota metcalfei LM, MM, MF, MSB
De Vis' Banded Snake Denisonia devisi MSB
Growling Grass Frog Litoria raniformis LM. MM
Heath Skink Egernia multiscutata LM, MM, W
Hooded Scaly-foot Pygopus schraderi MM, MSB, W
Lace Monitor (Tree Goanna) Varanus varius LM, MM, MSB
Lined Earless Dragon Tympanocryptis lineata lineata MM
Mallee Worm-lizard Aprasia aurita LM
Masters' Snake Drysdalia mastersii LM
Millewa Skink Hemiergis millewae LM
Samphire Skink Morethia adelaidensis W
Woodland Blind Snake Ramphotyphlops proximus MF, W
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