Threatened fauna Colac Otway Shire

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

    Victoria   FFG

Colac Otway Shire - Threatened Birds

Australasian Bittern Botaurus poiciloptilus EN   listed
Australasian Shoveler Anas rhynchotis VU    
Azure Kingfisher Alcedo azurea NT    
Barking Owl Ninox connivens EN   listed
Black Falcon Falco subniger VU    
Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophris VU    
Black-faced Cormorant Phalacrocorax fuscescens NT    
Blue-billed Duck Oxyura australis EN   listed
Brolga Grus rubicunda VU   listed
Bush Stone-curlew Burhinus grallarius EN   listed
Caspian Tern Sterna caspia NT   listed
Chestnut-rumped Heathwren Hylacola pyrrhopygia VU   listed
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos VU    
Eastern Great Egret Ardea modesta VU   listed
Fairy Prion Pachyptila turtur VU    
Freckled Duck Stictonetta naevosa EN   listed
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus NT    
Grey Goshawk Accipiter novaehollandiae VU   listed
Ground Parrot Pezoporus wallicus EN   listed
Gull-billed Tern Sterna nilotica macrotarsa EN   listed
Hardhead Aythya australis VU    
Hooded Plover Thinornis rubricollis VU   listed
Intermediate Egret Ardea intermedia CR   listed
Latham's Snipe Gallinago hardwickii NT   nominated
Lewin's Rail Rallus pectoralis VU   listed
Little Egret Egretta garzetta nigripes EN   listed
Magpie Goose Anseranas semipalmata NT   listed
Masked Owl Tyto novaehollandiae EN   listed
Musk Duck Biziura lobata VU    
Nankeen Night Heron Nycticorax caledonicus hillii NT    
Pacific Gull Larus pacificus pacificus NT    
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos NT    
Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax varius NT    
Plains-wanderer Pedionomus torquatus CR   listed
Powerful Owl Ninox strenua VU   listed
Regent Honeyeater Xanthomyza phrygia CR   listed
Royal Spoonbill Platalea regia NT    
Rufous Bristlebird Dasyornis broadbenti NT   listed
Shy Albatross Diomedea cauta VU   listed
Sooty Oystercatcher Haematopus fuliginosus NT    
Southern Giant-Petrel Macronectes giganteus VU   listed
Spotted Harrier Circus assimilis NT    
Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans EN   listed
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus NT    
White-bellied Sea-Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster VU   listed
White-faced Storm-Petrel Pelagodroma marina NT    
White-fronted Tern Sterna striata NT    
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola VU    
Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos VU   listed

Colac Otway Shire - Threatened Mammals

Broad-toothed Rat Mastacomys fuscus EN   nominated
Common Bent-wing Bat Miniopterus schreibersii EN   listed
Fat-tailed Dunnart Sminthopsis crassicaudata NT  
Grey-headed Flying-fox Pteropus poliocephalus VU   listed
Long-nosed Potoroo Potorous tridactylus NT   listed
Smoky Mouse Pseudomys fumeus NT   listed
Southern Brown Bandicoot Isoodon obesulus obesulus NT   listed
Southern Right Whale Eubalaena australis CR   listed
Spot-tailed Quoll Dasyurus maculatus EN   listed
Swamp Antechinus Antechinus minimus NT   listed
White-footed Dunnart Sminthopsis leucopus NT   listed

Colac Otway Shire - Threatened Fishes

Australian Grayling Prototroctes maraena VU   listed
Australian Mudfish Galaxias cleaveri CR   listed
Dwarf Galaxias Galaxiella pusilla EN   listed
Mountain Galaxias Galaxias olidus (group)     listed
Yarra Pigmy Perch Nannoperca obscura VU   listed

Colac Otway Shire - Threatened Reptiles & Amphibians

Corangamite Water Skink Eulamprus tympanum CR   listed
Growling Grass Frog Litoria raniformis EN   listed
Leatherback Turtle Dermochelys coriacea CR   listed
Southern Toadlet Pseudophryne semimarmorata VU    
Striped Legless Lizard Delma impar EN   listed
Swamp Skink Egernia coventryi VU   listed

Colac Otway Shire - Threatened Invertebrates

Caddisfly (5024) Taskiria otwayensis EN   listed
Glenelg Freshwater Mussel Hyridella glenelgensis CR   listed
Land snail species Geminoropa scindocataracta VU   listed
Otway Black Snail Victaphanta compacta EN   listed
Sea-cucumber species Apsolidium densum VU   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),  Victorian Department of Environment Land, Water & Planning, Advisory List of Threatened Vertebrate Fauna in Victoria (2013)  and Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning, Flora & Fauna Guarantee Act 1988, Threatened List, March 2017 pdf (129 KB).

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