Threatened fauna Moyne Shire

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

Moyne Shire – threatened birds

Australasian Bittern Botaurus poiciloptilus EN listed
Australian Painted Snipe Rostratula benghalensis CR 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-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
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 alba 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
Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii CR
Grey Goshawk Accipiter novaehollandiae VU listed
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola EN
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
King Quail Coturnix chinensis CR listed
Latham's Snipe Gallinago hardwickii NT nominated
Lesser Sand Plover Charadrius mongolus CR
Lewin's Rail Rallus pectoralis VU listed
Little Button-quail Turnix velox NT
Little Egret Egretta garzetta nigripes EN listed
Magpie Goose Anseranas semipalmata NT listed
Major Mitchell's Cockatoo Cacatua leadbeateri VU 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
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos NT
Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax varius NT
Powerful Owl Ninox strenua VU listed
Red Knot Calidris canutus EN  
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
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 VU
White-fronted Tern Sterna striata NT
White-winged Black Tern Chlidonias leucopterus NT
Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos VU listed

Moyne Shire – threatened mammals

Blue Whale Balaenoptera musculus CR listed
Common Bent-wing Bat southern s.sp Miniopterus schreibersii bassanii CR listed
Eastern Barred Bandicoot Perameles gunnii EW listed
Eastern Quoll Dasyurus viverrinus RX listed
Fat-tailed Dunnart Sminthopsis crassicaudata NT
Humpback Whale Megaptera novaeangliae VU listed
Long-nosed Potoroo Potorous tridactylus NT listed
Southern Brown Bandicoot Isoodon obesulus obesulus NT listed
Southern Right Whale Eubalaena australis CR listed
Spot-tailed Quoll Dasyurus maculatus EN listed
White-footed Dunnart Sminthopsis leucopus NT

Moyne Shire – threatened fish

Australian Grayling Prototroctes maraena VU listed
Golden Perch Macquaria ambigua NT
Macquarie Perch Macquaria australasica EN listed
Mountain Galaxias Galaxias olidus - listed
Yarra Pigmy Perch Nannoperca obscura VU listed

Moyne Shire – threatened reptiles & amphibians

Brown Toadlet Pseudophryne bibronii EN listed
Corangamite Water Skink Eulamprus tympanum marnieae CR listed
Glossy Grass Skink Pseudemoia rawlinsoni VU
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


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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