Threatened fauna Brimbank City

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

Brimbank City – threatened birds

Baillon’s Crake   Porzana pusilla VU listed
Black Falcon   Falco subniger VU
Eastern Great Egret   Ardea modesta VU listed
Hardhead   Aythya australis VU
Little Bittern   Ixobrychus minutus dubius EN listed
Nankeen Night Heron   Nycticorax caledonicus NT
Pacific Gull   Larus pacificus pacificus NT  
Plains-wanderer   Pedionomus torquatus CR listed
Spotted Harrier   Circus assimilis NT
Swift Parrot   Lathamus discolor EN listed
White-throated Needletail   Hirundapus caudacutus VU  

Brimbank City  – threatened mammals

Fat-tailed Dunnart   Sminthopsis crassicaudata NT
Yellow-bellied Sheathtail Bat   Saccolaimus flaviventris DD listed

Brimbank City  – threatened fish

Australian Grayling   Prototroctes maraena VU listed
Freshwater Catfish   Tandanus tandanus EN listed

Brimbank City  – threatened reptiles & amphibians

Brown Toadlet   Pseudophryne bibronii EN listed
Eastern Bearded Dragon   Pogona barbata VU  
Eastern Snakenecked Turtle   Chelodina longicollis DD  
Growling Grass Frog   Litoria raniformis EN listed
Striped Legless Lizard   Delma impar EN listed
Tussock Skink   Pseudemoia pagenstecheri VU

Brimbank City  – threatened invertebrates

Eltham Copper Butterfly   Paralucia pyrodiscus lucida EN listed
Golden Sun Moth   Synemon plana 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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