Threatened fauna South Gippsland Shire

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

South Gippsland Shire – threatened birds

Australasian Bittern Botaurus poiciloptilus EN listed
Australasian Shoveler Anas rhynchotis VU
Azure Kingfisher Alcedo azurea NT
Baillon's Crake Porzana pusilla palustris VU listed
Barking Owl Ninox connivens EN listed
Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophris melanophris VU  
Black-faced Cormorant Phalacrocorax fuscescens NT  
Blue-billed Duck Oxyura australis EN listed
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia NT listed
Chestnut-rumped Heathwren Calamanthus pyrrhopygius VU listed
Common Diving-Petrel Pelecanoides urinatrix NT  
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia VU  
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos VU  
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea EN  
Diamond Firetail Stagonopleura guttata VU listed
Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis VU  
Eastern Great Egret Ardea modesta VU listed
Emu Dromaius novaehollandiae NT
Fairy Prion Pachyptila turtur VU  
Fairy Tern Sternula nereis nereis EN listed
Freckled Duck Stictonetta naevosa EN listed
Glossy Black-Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus lathami lathami VU listed
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus NT  
Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris EN listed
Grey Goshawk Accipiter novaehollandiae novaehollandiae VU listed
Grey-headed Albatross Diomedea chrysostoma VU listed
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola EN  
Ground Parrot Pezoporus wallicus wallicus EN listed
Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica macrotarsa EN listed
Hardhead Aythya australis VU
Hooded Plover Thinornis rubricollis rubricollis VU listed
Intermediate Egret Ardea intermedia EN listed
King Quail Coturnix chinensis victoriae EN listed
Latham's Snipe Gallinago hardwickii NT nominated
Lewin's Rail Lewinia pectoralis pectoralis VU listed
Little Egret Egretta garzetta nigripes EN listed
Little Tern Sternula albifrons sinensis VU listed
Magpie Goose Anseranas semipalmata NT listed
Masked Owl Tyto novaehollandiae 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 fulva VU  
Pacific Gull Larus pacificus pacificus NT  
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos NT  
Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax varius NT
Powerful Owl Ninox strenua VU listed
Red Knot Calidris canutus EN  
Regent Honeyeater Anthochaera phrygia EN listed
Royal Spoonbill Platalea regia NT  
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres VU  
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  
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-fronted Tern Sterna striata NT  
White-throated Needletail Hirundapus caudacutus VU
White-winged Black Tern Chlidonias leucopterus NT
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola VU

South Gippsland Shire – threatened mammals

Broad-toothed Rat Mastacomys fuscus mordicus EN listed
Bryde's Whale Balaenoptera edeni DD  
Common Bent-wing Bat Miniopterus schreibersii (eastern ssp.) VU listed
Eastern Pygmy-possum Cercartetus nanus NT  
Greater Glider Petauroides volans VU  
Grey-headed Flying-fox Pteropus poliocephalus VU listed
Humpback Whale Megaptera novaeangliae VU listed
Long-footed Potoroo Potorous longipes VU listed
New Holland Mouse Pseudomys novaehollandiae VU listed
New Zealand Fur Seal Arctocephalus forsteri VU  
Rufous-bellied Pademelon Thylogale billardierii RX listed
Southern Brown Bandicoot Isoodon obesulus obesulus NT listed
Southern Right Whale Eubalaena australis CR listed
Swamp Antechinus Antechinus minimus maritimus NT listed
White-footed Dunnart Sminthopsis leucopus NT listed
Yellow-bellied Sheathtail Bat Saccolaimus flaviventris DD listed

South Gippsland Shire – threatened fishes

Australian Grayling Prototroctes maraena VU listed
Australian Mudfish Neochanna cleaveri CR listed
Australian Whitebait Lovettia sealii CR listed
Coxs Gudgeon Gobiomorphus coxii EN listed
Dwarf Galaxias Galaxiella pusilla EN listed
Flinders Pygmy Perch Nannoperca sp. 1 VU  
Macquarie Perch Macquaria australasica EN listed
Golden Perch Macquaria ambigua NT listed
Striped Gudgeon Gobiomorphus australis NT  

South Gippsland Shire – threatened reptiles & amphibians

Glossy Grass Skink Pseudemoia rawlinsoni VU  
Growling Grass Frog Litoria raniformis EN listed
Leathery Turtle Dermochelys coriacea CR listed
Southern Toadlet Pseudophryne semimarmorata VU  
Swamp Skink Lissolepis coventryi VU listed
Tree Goanna (Lace Monitor) Varanus varius VU  

South Gippsland Shire – threatened invertebrates

Bullant Myrmecia sp. 17 VU isted
Caddisfly Plectrotarsus gravenhorstii VU  
Calanoid copepod Boeckella nyoraensis DD  
Giant Gippsland Earthworm Megascolides australis EN listed
South Gippsland Spiny Crayfish Euastacus neodiversus 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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