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Threatened fauna Towong Shire

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

Towong Shire – threatened birds

Australasian Bittern Botaurus poiciloptilus EN listed
Australian Little Bittern Ixobrychus dubius EN listed
Australasian Shoveler Anas rhynchotis VU
Azure Kingfisher Alcedo azurea NT
Barking Owl Ninox connivens EN listed
Black Bittern Ixobrychus flavicollis australis VU listed
Black-eared Cuckoo Chrysococcyx osculans NT  
Black Falcon Falco subniger VU  
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 Hydroprogne caspia NT listed
Chestnut-rumped Heathwren Calamanthus pyrrhopygius VU listed
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia VU  
Diamond Firetail Stagonopleura guttata VU listed
Eastern Great Egret Ardea modesta VU listed
Emu Dromaius novaehollandiae NT
Freckled Duck Stictonetta naevosa EN listed
Glossy Black-Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus lathami lathami VU listed
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus NT  
Grey Goshawk Accipiter novaehollandiae novaehollandiae VU listed
Hardhead Aythya australis VU
Hooded Robin Melanodryas cucullata NT listed
Intermediate Egret Ardea intermedia EN listed
Latham's Snipe Gallinago hardwickii NT nominated
Lewin's Rail Lewinia pectoralis pectoralis VU listed
Little Egret Egretta garzetta nigripes EN listed
Musk Duck Biziura lobata VU
Nankeen Night Heron Nycticorax caledonicus NT
Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax varius NT
Powerful Owl Ninox strenua VU listed
Red-backed Kingfisher Todiramphus pyrropygia pyrropygia NT  
Regent Honeyeater Anthochaera phrygia EN listed
Royal Spoonbill Platalea regia NT  
Sooty Owl Tyto tenebricosa tenebricosa VU listed
Speckled Warbler Chthonicola sagittatus VU listed
Spotted Quail-thrush Cinclosoma punctatum NT  
Swift Parrot Lathamus discolor EN listed
Turquoise Parrot Neophema pulchella NT listed
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus NT
White-bellied Sea-Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster VU listed
White-throated Needletail Hirundapus caudacutus VU
     

Towong Shire – threatened mammals

Broad-toothed Rat Mastacomys fuscus mordicus EN listed
Common Bent-wing Bat Miniopterus schreibersii (GROUP)   listed
Dingo Canis lupus dingo DD listed
Eastern Pygmy-possum Cercartetus nanus NT  
Eastern Wallaroo Macropus robustus robustus EN listed
Greater Glider Petauroides volans VU  
Large-footed Myotis Myotis macropus NT  
Spot-tailed Quoll Dasyurus maculatus maculatus EN listed
       

Towong Shire – threatened fishes

Australian Grayling Prototroctes maraena VU listed
Bluenose Cod (Trout Cod) Maccullochella macquariensis CR listed
Flat-headed Galaxias Galaxias rostratus VU
Freshwater Catfish Tandanus tandanus EN listed
Macquarie Perch Macquaria australasica EN listed
Murray Cod Maccullochella peelii VU listed
Golden Perch Macquaria ambigua NT listed
Southern Pygmy Perch Nannoperca australis (Murray-Darling lineage) VU  
       

Towong Shire – threatened reptiles & amphibians

Alpine Bog Skink Pseudemoia cryodroma EN listed
Alpine Tree Frog Litoria verreauxii alpina CR listed
Alpine Water Skink Eulamprus kosciuskoi CR listed
Bandy Bandy Vermicella annulata VU listed
Booroolong Tree Frog Litoria booroolongensis CR listed
Brown Toadlet Pseudophryne bibronii EN listed
Carpet Python Morelia spilota metcalfei CR listed
Dendy's Toadlet Pseudophryne dendyi DD  
Giant Bullfrog Limnodynastes interioris CR listed
Glossy Grass Skink Pseudemoia rawlinsoni VU  
Growling Grass Frog Litoria raniformis EN listed
Mountain Skink Liopholis montana DD  
Rosenberg's Goanna Varanus rosenbergi EN listed
Smooth Toadlet Uperoleia laevigata DD  
Spotted Tree Frog Litoria spenceri CR listed
Tree Goanna (Lace Monitor) Varanus varius VU  
Tussock Skink Pseudemoia pagenstecheri VU  
     

Towong Shire – threatened invertebrates

Caddisfly Archaeophylax canarus DD  
Orange Ringlet Butterfly Hypocysta adiante RX listed
Murray Spiny Crayfish Euastacus armatus NT 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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