Morn Pen Biodiversity Values

For its size, the Mornington Peninsula is the most biodiversity-rich region in Victoria, exceeding state averages in all categories.

Numbers in brackets are the state averages for an area of the same size, 750 square kilometres. The comparisons of threatened species averages illustrate the critical decline in our biodiversity.


Plants

Total Species : 1195 (750)

Native/Alien : 799/396 (563/188)

Victorian Rare or Threatened : 55 (47)

Australian Threatened list (EPBC Act) : 7 (4)

State Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act listed: 9 (6)

Eucalyptus (Myrtaceae) : 19 (19)

Acacia (Mimosaceae) : 31 (19)

Orchid (Orchidaceae) : 88 (38)

Pea (Fabaceae) : 78 (41)

Composite (Asteraceae) : 106 (90)

Grass (Poaceae) : 140 (90)

Bioregions : 1
(Gippsland Plains)


Animals

Total Species : 362 (270)

Native/Alien : 338/24 (257/14)

Victorian Rare or Threatened : 75 (37)

Australian Threatened list (EPBC Act) : 16 (5)

State Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act listed : 37 (19)

Mammal : 51 (31)

Bird : 274 (208)

Reptile : 26 (17)

Amphibian : 11 (9)

Vegetation

Ecological Vegetation Classes : 42+

Reference: Viridans Database