Threatened fauna Baw Baw Shire


Note: This page is intended to provide an overview of all known (including historic) records of fauna in Baw Baw Shire which are considered threatened, poorly known, near threatened or extinct in Victoria.


Victorian conservation status

EW Extinct in Wild
RX Regionally Extinct
CR Critically Endangered
EN Endangered
VU Vulnerable
NT Near Threatened
DD Data Deficient



Common name

Scientific name

Conservation status

    Vic FFG

Baw Baw Shire – threatened birds

Australasian Bittern Botaurus poiciloptilus EN listed
Australian Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus dubius EN listed
Australasian Shoveler Anas rhynchotis VU
Azure Kingfisher Alcedo azurea NT
Baillon's Crake Porzana pusilla palustris VU listed
Barking Owl Ninox connivens EN listed
Black Falcon Falco subniger VU  
Blue-billed Duck Oxyura australis EN listed
Brown Treecreeper Climacteris picumnus victoriae NT
Chestnut-rumped Heathwren Calamanthus pyrrhopygius VU listed
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia VU  
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos VU  
Diamond Firetail Stagonopleura guttata VU listed
Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis VU  
Eastern Great Egret Ardea modesta VU listed
Emu Dromaius novaehollandiae NT
Freckled Duck Stictonetta naevosa EN listed
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus NT  
Grey Goshawk Accipiter novaehollandiae novaehollandiae VU listed
Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica macrotarsa EN listed
Hardhead Aythya australis VU
Helmeted Honeyeater Lichenostomus melanops cassidix CR listed
Hooded Robin Melanodryas cucullata NT listed
Intermediate Egret Ardea intermedia EN listed
King Quail Coturnix chinensis victoriae EN listed
Latham's Snipe Gallinago hardwickii NT nominated
Lewin's Rail Lewinia pectoralis pectoralis VU listed
Little Egret Egretta garzetta nigripes EN listed
Masked Owl Tyto novaehollandiae novaehollandiae EN listed
Musk Duck Biziura lobata VU
Nankeen Night Heron Nycticorax caledonicus NT
Pacific Gull Larus pacificus pacificus NT  
Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax varius NT
Powerful Owl Ninox strenua VU listed
Regent Honeyeater Anthochaera phrygia EN listed
Royal Spoonbill Platalea regia NT  
Sooty Owl Tyto tenebricosa tenebricosa VU listed
Speckled Warbler Chthonicola sagittatus VU listed
Spotted Harrier Circus assimilis NT
Spotted Quail-thrush Cinclosoma punctatum NT  
Swift Parrot Lathamus discolor EN listed
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus NT
White-bellied Sea-Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster VU listed
White-throated Needletail Hirundapus caudacutus VU

Baw Baw Shire – threatened mammals

Broad-toothed Rat Mastacomys fuscus mordicus EN listed
Brush-tailed Phascogale Phascogale tapoatafa VU listed
Common Bent-wing Bat Miniopterus schreibersii (GROUP)   listed
Common Dunnart Sminthopsis murina murina VU  
Dingo Canis lupus dingo DD listed
Eastern Pygmy-possum Cercartetus nanus NT  
Eastern Quoll Dasyurus viverrinus RX listed
Greater Glider Petauroides volans VU  
Grey-headed Flying-fox Pteropus poliocephalus VU listed
Leadbeater's Possum Gymnobelideus leadbeateri EN listed
Rufous-bellied Pademelon Thylogale billardierii RX listed
Smoky Mouse Pseudomys fumeus NT listed
Southern Brown Bandicoot Isoodon obesulus obesulus NT listed
Southern Myotis Myotis macropus NT  
Spot-tailed Quoll Dasyurus maculatus maculatus EN listed
White-footed Dunnart Sminthopsis leucopus NT listed
Yellow-bellied Sheathtail Bat Saccolaimus flaviventris DD listed

Baw Baw Shire – threatened fishes

Australian Grayling Prototroctes maraena VU listed
Dwarf Galaxias Galaxiella pusilla EN listed
Flinders Pygmy Perch Nannoperca sp. 1 VU  
Freshwater Catfish Tandanus tandanus EN listed
Macquarie Perch Macquaria australasica EN listed
Murray Cod Maccullochella peelii VU listed
Murray-Darling Rainbowfish Melanotaenia fluviatilis VU listed
Golden Perch Macquaria ambigua NT listed
West Gippsland Galaxias Galaxias sp. 9 CR nominated

Baw Baw Shire – threatened reptiles & amphibians

Alpine Bog Skink Pseudemoia cryodroma EN listed
Alpine Tree Frog Litoria verreauxii alpina CR listed
Baw Baw Frog Philoria frosti CR listed
Dendy's Toadlet Pseudophryne dendyi DD  
Giant Burrowing Frog Heleioporus australiacus CR listed
Growling Grass Frog Litoria raniformis EN listed
Southern Toadlet Pseudophryne semimarmorata VU  
Spotted Tree Frog Litoria spenceri CR listed
Swamp Skink Lissolepis coventryi VU listed
Tree Goanna (Lace Monitor) Varanus varius VU  

Baw Baw Shire – threatened invertebrates

Aquatic Invertebrate (copepod) Canthocamptus dedeckkeri VU  
Aquatic Invertebrate (copepod) Canthocamptus sublaevis DD  
Aquatic Invertebrate (caddisfly) Tanjistomella verna CR  
Aquatic Invertebrate (stonefly)
Thaumatoperla robusta
Curve-tail Burrowing Crayfish Engaeus curvisuturus EN listed
Gippsland Burrowing Crayfish
Engaeus hemicirratulus
Gippsland Giant Earthworm Megascolides australis EN listed
Narracan Burrowing Crayfish Engaeus phyllocercus EN listed
South Gippsland Spiny Crayfish Euastacus neodiversus EN listed
Tubercle Burrowing Crayfish
Engaeus tuberculatus
Warragul Burrowing Crayfish Engaeus sternalis CR listed


Data Source: Information in this table has been derived from the Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning, Victoria, January 2016. Advisory List of Threatened Invertebrate Fauna in Victoria (2009)-pdf,  Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries, Advisory List of Threatened Vertebrate Fauna in Victoria (2013)-pdf  and Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning, Flora & Fauna Guarantee Act 1988, Threatened List, May 2015 pdf (129 KB).

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