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Threatened fauna Benalla Rural City


Note: This page is intended to provide an overview of all known (including historic) records of fauna in Benalla Rural City 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

Benalla Rural City – 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-browed Albatross Diomedea melanophris melanophris VU  
Black-eared Cuckoo Chrysococcyx osculans NT  
Black Falcon Falco subniger VU  
Blue-billed Duck Oxyura australis EN listed
Brolga Grus rubicunda VU listed
Brown Treecreeper Climacteris picumnus victoriae NT
Bush Stone-curlew Burhinus grallarius EN listed
Common Diving-Petrel Pelecanoides urinatrix NT  
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia VU  
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea EN  
Diamond Dove Geopelia cuneata NT listed
Diamond Firetail Stagonopleura guttata VU listed
Eastern Great Egret Ardea modesta VU listed
Fairy Prion Pachyptila turtur VU  
Freckled Duck Stictonetta naevosa EN listed
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus NT  
Grey-crowned Babbler Pomatostomus temporalis temporalis EN listed
Ground Cuckoo-shrike Coracina maxima VU listed
Grey Goshawk Accipiter novaehollandiae novaehollandiae VU listed
Hardhead Aythya australis VU
Hooded Robin Melanodryas cucullata NT listed
Intermediate Egret Ardea intermedia EN listed
Latham's Snipe Gallinago hardwickii NT nominated
Lewin's Rail Lewinia pectoralis pectoralis VU listed
Little Egret Egretta garzetta nigripes EN listed
Musk Duck Biziura lobata VU
Nankeen Night Heron Nycticorax caledonicus NT
Pacific Gull Larus pacificus pacificus NT  
Painted Honeyeater Grantiella picta VU listed
Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax varius NT
Plains-wanderer Pedionomus torquatus CR listed
Powerful Owl Ninox strenua VU listed
Red-chested Button-quail Turnix pyrrhothorax Vu listed
Regent Honeyeater Anthochaera phrygia EN listed
Shy Albatross Diomedea cauta VU listed
Royal Spoonbill Platalea regia NT  
Scarlet-chested Parrot Neophema splendida VU listed
Speckled Warbler Chthonicola sagittatus VU listed
Spotted Harrier Circus assimilis NT
Spotted Quail-thrush Cinclosoma punctatum NT  
Square-tailed Kite Lophoictinia isura VU listed
Superb Parrot Polytelis swainsonii EN listed
Swift Parrot Lathamus discolor EN listed
Turquoise Parrot Neophema pulchella NT listed
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus NT
White-bellied Sea-Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster VU listed
White-fronted Tern Sterna striata NT  
White-throated Needletail Hirundapus caudacutus VU  
Yellow-nosed Albatross Diomedea chlororhynchus VU listed

Benalla Rural City – threatened mammals

Brush-tailed Phascogale Phascogale tapoatafa VU listed
Common Bent-wing Bat Miniopterus schreibersii (GROUP)   listed
Dingo Canis lupus dingo DD listed
Eastern Horseshoe Bat Rhinolophus megaphyllus megaphyllus VU listed
Eastern Pygmy-possum Cercartetus nanus NT  
Greater Glider Petauroides volans VU  
Grey-headed Flying-fox Grey-headed Flying-fox VU listed
Southern Myotis Myotis macropus NT  
Spot-tailed Quoll Dasyurus maculatus maculatus EN listed
Squirrel Glider Petaurus norfolcensis EN listed

Benalla Rural City – threatened fishes

Bluenose Cod (Trout Cod) Maccullochella macquariensis CR listed
Flat-headed Galaxias Galaxias rostratus VU
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
Southern Purple-spotted Gudgeon Mogurnda adspersa RX listed
Southern Pygmy Perch Nannoperca australis (Murray-Darling lineage) VU  

Benalla Rural City – threatened reptiles & amphibians

Bandy Bandy Vermicella annulata VU listed
Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata VU  
Brown Toadlet Pseudophryne bibronii EN listed
Carpet Python Morelia spilota metcalfei EN listed
Growling Grass Frog Litoria raniformis EN listed
Rugose Toadlet Uperoleia rugosa EN listed
Striped Legless Lizard Delma impar EN listed
Tree Goanna (Lace Monitor) Varanus varius VU  
Woodland Blind Snake Ramphotyphlops proximus NT  

Benalla Rural City – threatened invertebrates

Golden Sun Moth Synemon plana CR listed
Murray Spiny Crayfish Euastacus armatus NT 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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