Threatened fauna Glenelg Shire

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

Glenelg Shire – threatened birds

Australasian Bittern Botaurus poiciloptilus EN listed
Australian Painted Snipe Rostratula benghalensis CR listed
Australasian Shoveler Anas rhynchotis VU
Australian Bustard Ardeotis australis CR listed
Azure Kingfisher Alcedo azurea NT
Baillon's Crake Porzana pusilla VU listed
Barking Owl Ninox connivens EN listed
Black Falcon Falco subniger VU
Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophris VU
Black-chinned Honeyeater Melithreptus gularis NT
Black-eared Cuckoo Chrysococcyx osculans NT
Black-faced Cormorant Phalacrocorax fuscescens NT
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
Caspian Tern Sterna caspia NT listed
Chestnut-rumped Heathwren Hylacola pyrrhopygia VU listed
Common Diving-Petrel Pelecanoides urinatrix NT
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos VU
Diamond Firetail Stagonopleura guttata NT listed
Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis VU  
Eastern Great Egret Ardea modesta VU listed
Fairy Prion Pachyptila turtur VU
Fairy Tern Sterna nereis EN listed
Freckled Duck Stictonetta naevosa EN listed
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus NT
Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris EN listed
Grey Falcon Falco hypoleucos EN listed
Grey Goshawk Accipiter novaehollandiae VU listed
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola EN
Grey-headed Albatross Thalassarche chrysostoma VU listed
Ground Parrot Pezoporus wallicus EN listed
Gull-billed Tern Sterna nilotica EN listed
Hardhead Aythya australis VU
Hooded Plover Thinornis rubricollis VU listed
Hooded Robin Melanodryas cucullata NT listed
Inland Dotterel Charadrius australis VU
Intermediate Egret Ardea intermedia EN listed
King Quail Coturnix chinensis CR listed
Latham's Snipe Gallinago hardwickii NT nominated
Lewin's Rail Rallus pectoralis VU listed
Little Egret Egretta garzetta nigripes EN listed
Little Tern Sterna albifrons VU listed
Magpie Goose Anseranas semipalmata NT listed
Malleefowl Leipoa ocellata EN listed
Masked Owl Tyto novaehollandiae EN listed
Musk Duck Biziura lobata VU
Nankeen Night Heron Nycticorax caledonicus NT
Orange-bellied Parrot Neophema chrysogaster CR listed
Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fuva VU
Pacific Gull Larus pacificus NT
Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax varius NT
Plains-wanderer Pedionomus torquatus CR listed
Powerful Owl Ninox strenua VU listed
Red Knot Calidris canutus EN  
Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus banksi EN listed
Royal Albatross Diomedea epomophora VU listed
Royal Spoonbill Platalea regia NT
Rufous Bristlebird Dasyornis broadbenti NT listed
Sanderling Calidris alba NT
Shy Albatross Diomedea cauta VU listed
Sooty Oystercatcher Haematopus fuliginosus NT
Southern Giant-Petrel Macronectes giganteus VU listed
Spotted Harrier Circus assimilis NT
Spotted Quail-thrush Cinclosoma punctatum NT
Square-tailed Kite Lophoictinia isura VU listed
Swift Parrot Lathamus discolor EN listed
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus EN listed
Turquoise Parrot Neophema pulchella NT listed
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

Glenelg Shire – threatened mammals

Blue Whale Balaenoptera musculus CR listed
Brush-tailed Phascogale Phascogale tapoatafa VU listed
Common Bent-wing Bat southern s. sp. Miniopterus schreibersii bassanii CR listed
Common Dunnart Sminthopsis murina VU
Grey-headed Flying-fox Pteropus poliocephalus VU listed
Heath Mouse Pseudomys shortridgei NT listed
Humpback Whale Megaptera novaeangliae VU listed
Long-nosed Potoroo Potorous tridactylus NT listed
Southern Brown Bandicoot Isoodon obesulus obesulus NT listed
Southern Myotis Myotis macropus NT
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

Glenelg Shire – threatened fishes

Dwarf Galaxias (Little Galaxias) Galaxiella toourtkoourt EN listed
Golden Perch Macquaria ambigua NT
Macquarie Perch Macquaria australasica EN listed
Variegated Pygmy Perch Nannoperca variegata VU listed
Yarra Pygmy Perch Nannoperca obscura VU listed

Glenelg Shire – threatened reptiles & amphibians

Brown Toadlet Pseudophryne bibronii EN lsted
Eastern Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata VU  
Four-toed Skink Hemiergis peronii NT  
Growling Grass Frog Litoria raniformis EN listed
Leathery Turtle Dermochelys coriacea CR listed
Southern Toadlet Pseudophryne semimarmorata VU
Striped Legless Lizard Delma impar EN listed
Striped Worm-Lizard Aprasia striolata NT listed
Swamp Skink Lissolepis coventryi  VU listed

Glenelg Shire – threatened invertebrates

Calanoid Copepod (5030) Boekella nyoraensis DD
Glenelg Freshwater Mussel Hyridella glenelgensis CR listed
Water beetle species Hygrobia australasiae 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)-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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