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Threatened fauna Greater Geelong City

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

Greater Geelong City – threatened birds

Australasian Bittern Botaurus poiciloptilus   EN listed
Australian Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus   EN listed
Australian Painted Snipe Rostratula benghalensis   CR listed
Australian Pratincole Stiltia isabella   NT  
Australasian Shoveler Anas rhynchotis   VU
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
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa   VU
Blue-billed Duck Oxyura australis   EN listed
Brolga Grus rubicunda   VU listed
Brown Treecreeper Climacteris picumnus victoriae   NT
Bush Stone-curlew Burhinus grallariu   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 Dove Geopelia cuneata   NT listed
Diamond Firetail Stagonopleura guttata   NT listed
Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis   VU  
Eastern Great Egret Ardea modesta   VU listed
Elegant Parrot Neophema elegans   VU
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
Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii   VU  
Grey Goshawk Accipiter novaehollandiae   VU listed
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola   EN
Grey-crowned Babbler Pomatostomus temporalis   EN listed
Grey-headed Albatross Thalassarche chrysostoma   VU listed
Grey-tailed Tattler Heteroscelus brevipes   CR listed
Gull-billed Tern Sterna nilotica   EN listed
Hardhead Aythya australis   VU
Hooded Plover Thinornis rubricollis   VU listed
Hooded Robin Melanodryas cucullata   NT listed
Intermediate Egret Ardea intermedia    EN listed
Latham's Snipe Gallinago hardwickii   NT nominated
Lesser Sand Plover Charadrius mongolus   VU
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
Major Mitchell's Cockatoo Cacatua leadbeateri   VU listed
Masked Owl Tyto novaehollandiae   EN listed
Musk Duck Biziura lobata   VU
Nankeen Night Heron Nycticorax caledonicus   NT
Northern Giant-Petrel Macronectes halli   NT listed
Orange-bellied Parrot Neophema chrysogaster   CR listed
Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fuva   VU
Pacific Gull Larus pacificus   NT
Painted Honeyeater Grantiella picta   VU listed
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos   NT
Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax varius   NT
Plains-wanderer Pedionomus torquatus   CR listed
Powerful Owl Ninox strenua   VU listed
Red Knot Calidris canutus   EN
Regent Honeyeater Xanthomyza phrygia   CR listed
Royal Spoonbill Platalea regia   NT
Rufous Fieldwren Calamanthus campestris   NT
Sanderling Calidris alba   NT
Shy Albatross Diomedea cauta   VU listed
Sooty Oystercatcher Haematopus fuliginosus   NT
Southern Giant-Petrel Macronectes giganteus   VU listed
Speckled Warbler Chthonicola sagittata   VU listed
Spotted Harrier Circus assimilis   NT
Spotted Quail-thrush Cinclosoma punctatum   NT
Swift Parrot Lathamus discolor   EN listed
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus   EN listed
Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans   EN listed
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus   VU
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
White-winged Black Tern Chlidonias leucopterus   NT
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola   VU
Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos   VU listed

Greater Geelong City – threatened mammals

Brush-tailed Phascogale Phascogale tapoatafa   VU listed
Common Bent-wing Bat Miniopterus schreibersii   CR listed
Common Dunnart Sminthopsis murina   VU
Fat-tailed Dunnart Sminthopsis crassicaudata   NT
Grey-headed Flying-fox Pteropus poliocephalus   VU listed
Humpback Whale Megaptera novaeangliae   VU listed
Southern Brown Bandicoot Isoodon obesulus obesulus   NT listed
Southern Myotis Myotis macropus   NT
Southern Right Whale Eubalaena australis   CR listed

Greater Geelong City – threatened fishes

Australian Grayling Prototroctes maraena   VU listed
Australian Mudfish Neochanna cleaveri   CR listed
Macquarie Perch Macquaria australasica   EN listed
Murray Cod Maccullochella peelii peelii   VU listed
Yarra Pigmy Perch Nannoperca obscura   VU listed

Greater Geelong City – threatened reptiles & amphibians

Brown Toadlet Pseudophryne bibronii   EN listed
Glossy Grass Skink Pseudemoia rawlinsoni   NT
Grassland Earless Dragon Tympanocryptis pinguicolla   CR listed
Growling Grass Frog Litoria raniformis   EN listed
Striped Legless Lizard Delma impar   EN listed

Greater Geelong City – threatened invertebrates

Ghost Shrimp Eucalliax tooradin   VU listed
Large Ant Blue Acrodipsas brisbanensis cyrilis   EN listed
Sea-cucumber species Thyone nigra   VU listed
Small Ant Blue Acrodipsas myrmecophila   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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