Recovery Plan for Corangamite Water Skink Eulamprus tympanum marnieae
Department of Sustainability and Environment, Melbourne, 2011
- Recovery Plan for Corangamite Water Skink Eulamprus tympanum marnieae (PDF - 449 KB) | (Word - 719 KB)
The Corangamite Water Skink (Eulamprus tympanum marnieae) is endemic to Victoria where it is restricted to the rocky verges of a few wetlands on the Victorian Volcanic Plain. The skink has undergone a decline, disappearing from at least two historical locations, and is known from only 30 sites representing 11 discrete extant populations.
Threats such as rock removal, vegetation clearance, inappropriate grazing, wetland loss and inappropriate water management have contributed to its decline and threaten the remaining populations. The Corangamite Water Skink is listed as Endangered under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, Threatened under the Victorian Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988, and is considered Critically Endangered in Victoria (DSE 2007).
This national Recovery Plan for the Corangamite Water Skink is a revised recovery plan which builds on the previous plan for the subspecies (Robertson 1998), and details its distribution, habitat, threats and recovery objectives and actions necessary to ensure its long-term survival.