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Threatened fauna Yarra Ranges Shire

 

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

Yarra Ranges Shire – threatened birds

Australasian Bittern Botaurus poiciloptilus EN listed
Australian Bustard Ardeotis australis CR listed
Australian Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus dubius 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 Falcon Falco subniger VU
Blue-billed Duck Oxyura australis EN listed
Brown Treecreeper Climacteris picumnus victoriae NT
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia NT listed
Chestnut-rumped Heathwren Calamanthus pyrrhopygius VU listed
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos VU  
Crested Bellbird Oreoica gutturalis NT listed
Diamond Dove Geopelia cuneata NT listed
Diamond Firetail Stagonopleura guttata VU listed
Eastern Bristlebird Dasyornis brachypterus brachypterus EN listed
Eastern Great Egret Ardea modesta VU listed
Emu Dromaius novaehollandiae NT
Freckled Duck Stictonetta naevosa EN listed
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus NT
Grey-crowned Babbler Pomatostomus temporalis temporalis EN listed
Grey Goshawk Accipiter novaehollandiae  VU listed
Hardhead Aythya australis VU
Helmeted Honeyeater Lichenostomus melanops cassidix CR listed
Hooded Robin Melanodryas cucullata NT 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 EN 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
Orange-bellied Parrot Neophema chrysogaster CR listed
Painted Honeyeater Grantiella picta VU listed
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 Harrier Circus assimilis NT
Spotted Quail-thrush Cinclosoma punctatum NT  
Square-tailed Kite Lophoictinia isura VU listed
Superb Parrot Polytelis swainsonii    
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
     

Yarra Ranges Shire – threatened mammals

Broad-toothed Rat Mastacomys fuscus mordicus EN listed
Brush-tailed Phascogale Phascogale tapoatafa VU listed
Common Bent-wing Bat Miniopterus schreibersii (GROUP) VU listed
Common Dunnart Sminthopsis murina murina VU  
Dingo Canis lupus dingo DD listed
Eastern Horseshoe Bat Rhinolophus megaphyllus megaphyllus VU listed
Eastern Pygmy-possum Cercartetus nanus NT  
Eastern Quoll Dasyurus viverrinus RX listed
Greater Glider Petauroides volans VU  
Grey-headed Flying-fox Pteropus poliocephalus VU listed
Leadbeater's Possum Gymnobelideus leadbeateri EN listed
Smoky Mouse Pseudomys fumeus NT listed
Southern Bettong Bettongia gaimardi EX listed
Southern Brown Bandicoot Isoodon obesulus obesulus NT listed
Southern Myotis Myotis macropus NT  
Spot-tailed Quoll Dasyurus maculatus maculatus EN listed
White-footed Dunnart Sminthopsis leucopus NT listed
       

Yarra Ranges Shire – threatened fishes

Australian Grayling Prototroctes maraena VU listed
Bluenose Cod (Trout Cod) Maccullochella macquariensis CR listed
Macquarie Perch Macquaria australasica EN listed
Murray Cod Maccullochella peelii VU listed
Murray-Darling Rainbowfish Melanotaenia fluviatilis VU listed
Golden Perch Macquaria ambigua NT listed
Yarra Pygmy Perch Nannoperca obscura VU listed
       

Yarra Ranges Shire – threatened reptiles & amphibians

Brown Toadlet Pseudophryne bibronii EN listed
Dendy's Toadlet Pseudophryne dendyi DD  
Glossy Grass Skink Pseudemoia rawlinsoni VU  
Growling Grass Frog Litoria raniformis EN listed
Southern Toadlet Pseudophryne semimarmorata VU  
Swamp Skink Lissolepis coventryi VU listed
Tree Goanna (Lace Monitor) Varanus varius VU  
Tussock Skink Pseudemoia pagenstecheri VU  
     

Yarra Ranges Shire – threatened invertebrates

Caddisfly (Aquatic Invertebrate) Plectrotarsus gravenhorstii VU  
Calanoid copepod Boeckella nyoraensis NT  
Curve-tail Burrowing Crayfish Engaeus curvisuturus EN listed
Golden Sun Moth Synemon plana CR listed
Planarian (flat worm) Spathula gourbaultae DD  
Small Ant Blue (butterfly) 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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