Threatened fauna Hindmarsh Shire

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


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Scientific name

Conservation status

    Vic FFG

Hindmarsh Shire – Threatened Birds

Australasian Bittern Botaurus poiciloptilus EN listed
Australasian Shoveler Anas rhynchotis VU
Australian Bustard Ardeotis australis CR listed
Baillon's Crake Porzana pusilla VU listed
Black Falcon Falco subniger VU
Black-chinned Honeyeater Melithreptus gularis NT
Black-eared Cuckoo Chrysococcyx osculans 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 Quail-thrush Cinclosoma castanotus NT
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos VU
Crested Bellbird Oreoica gutturalis NT listed
Diamond Dove Geopelia cuneata NT listed
Diamond Firetail Stagonopleura guttata NT listed
Eastern Great Egret Ardea modesta VU listed
Elegant Parrot Neophema elegans VU
Freckled Duck Stictonetta naevosa EN listed
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus NT
Grey Goshawk Accipiter novaehollandiae VU listed
Grey-crowned Babbler Pomatostomus temporalis EN listed
Gull-billed Tern Sterna nilotica EN listed
Hardhead Aythya australis VU
Hooded Robin Melanodryas cucullata NT listed
Lewin's Rail Rallus pectoralis VU listed
Little Button-quail Turnix velox NT
Little Egret Egretta garzetta nigripes EN listed
Major Mitchell's Cockatoo Cacatua leadbeateri VU listed
Mallee Emu-wren Stipiturus mallee VU listed
Malleefowl Leipoa ocellata EN listed
Musk Duck Biziura lobata VU
Nankeen Night Heron Nycticorax caledonicus NT
Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax varius NT
Plains-wanderer Pedionomus torquatus CR listed
Purple-gaped Honeyeater Lichenostomus cratitius VU
Red-backed Kingfisher Todiramphus pyrrhopygia NT
Red-lored Whistler Pachycephala rufogularis EN listed
Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus banksi EN listed
Redthroat Pyrrholaemus brunneus EN listed
Regent Parrot Polytelis anthopeplus VU listed
Rufous Fieldwren Calamanthus campestris NT
Slender-billed Thornbill Acanthiza iredalei NT listed
Spotted Harrier Circus assimilis NT
Western Whipbird Psophodes nigrogularis CR listed
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus NT
White-bellied Sea-Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster VU listed

Hindmarsh Shire – Threatened Mammals

Common Dunnart Sminthopsis murina VU
Fat-tailed Dunnart Sminthopsis crassicaudata NT
Little Pygmy-possum Cercartetus lepidus NT
Mallee Ningaui Ningaui yvonneae NT
Mitchell's Hopping-mouse Notomys mitchelli NT
Silky Mouse Pseudomys apodemoides NT
Western Pygmy-possum Cercartetus concinnus NT

Hindmarsh Shire – Threatened Fishes

Freshwater Catfish Tandanus tandanus EN listed
Golden Perch Macquaria ambigua NT
Murray Cod Maccullochella peelii peelii VU listed

Hindmarsh Shire – Threatened Reptiles & Amphibians

Bandy Bandy Vermicella annulata VU listed
Bardick Echiopsis curta VU listed
Brown Toadlet Pseudophryne bibronii EN listed
Eastern Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata VU
Four-toed Skink Hemiergis peronii NT
Growling Grass Frog Litoria raniformis EN listed
Heath Skink Egernia multiscutata CR listed
Lined Earless Dragon Tympanocryptis lineata lineata CR listed
Port Lincoln Snake Suta spectabilis VU listed
Rosenberg's Goanna Varanus rosenbergi EN listed
Striped Worm-Lizard Aprasia striolata NT listed
Tree Goanna Varanus varius EN
Western Blue-tongued Lizard Tiliqua occipitalis NT

Hindmarsh Shire – Threatened Invertebrates

Eltham Copper Butterfly Paralucia pyrodiscus lucida EN listed
Sciron Skipper Trapezites sciron eremicola rare  


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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