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Occurrence records


records in total.

We estimate the number of potential duplicate records to be 6,721,617.

6,020 Data sets
• Description only 4,127

Most recently added dataset is:

Basis of records

147 Collections

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Records by date
National Species Lists
Accepted names195,424
Species names152,080
Species with records111,566
477 Spatial layers
Contextual layers 133
Environmental/grided layers 344
Terrestrial layers 417
Marine layers 36

Records by state and territory
Most recorded species
271,471 Type specimens
Holotypes 51,170
Lectotypes 3,963
Neotypes 488
Isotypes 26,108
Types with images 862,584

DNA barcode data
Pages 53.58M
Specimen labels transcribed 480,722
Fieldnotes pages transcribed 58,647
Volunteers 2,685
Expeditions active 7
Expeditions completed 1,025
Total expeditions 1,361
Conservation status
Status# species
Endangered 2,536
Near Threatened 5,050
Least Concern/Unknown 345
Listed under FFG Act 313
Extinct 157
Parent Species (Unofficial) 0
Records by data provider
Bird life Australia 13.62M
Office of Environment and... 9.24M
Australia's Virtual Herbarium 5.44M
OZCAM (Online Zoological... 4.66M
South Australia, Department of... 3.00M
Northern Territory Department... 1.48M
CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere 1.45M
Global Biodiversity Information... 1.01M
Australian Antarctic Data Centre 748,483
Reef Life Survey 366,210
Nature map 324,668
Digi vol 198,690
Australian National Insect... 193,716
European Molecular Biology... 118,898
Field data / Biological Data... 95,399
Questagame 92,685
Climate watch 77,363
Citizen Science - ALA Website 62,925
Queensland Department of... 60,510
Flickr 57,553
University of Adelaide 56,490
CSIRO National Fish Collection 45,518
Australian Seedbank Partnership 43,912
Barcode of Life 35,694
Wolli Creek Preservation Society 33,416
Atlas of Life in the Coastal... 19,096
Coral Reef Research 13,867
Gang-gang cockatoo survey 13,441
Australian Ecological Knowledge... 3,200

Records by institution
Australian Museum 1.33M
Centre for Australian National... 999,249
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria 896,093
Queensland Museum 861,980
Museums Victoria 829,547
Western Australia, Department... 790,607
The Royal Botanic Gardens &... 737,139
Department of Environment,... 730,801
Western Australian Museum 523,853
Department of Science,... 523,117
South Australian Museum 496,631
Commonwealth Scientific and... 449,527
Landcare Research NZ Ltd 352,868
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery 278,248
Department of Land Resource... 273,054
Auckland War Memorial Museum 257,493
Museum and Art Gallery of the... 229,839
Australian Tropical Herbarium 180,798
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa... 164,214
University of New England 85,292
Queen Victoria Museum and Art... 83,141
University of Adelaide 56,477
James Cook University 25,535
Scion 22,548
University of Canterbury 17,599
Massey University 16,374
The University of Melbourne 13,689
Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority 11,687
Queensland Department of... 11,384
University of Wollongong 11,092

Occurrence tree
Records by life form


Records and species by decade
Occurrence downloads by reason
Other scientific research 1.11M events 2.85B records
Ecological research 287,735 events 2.56B records
Scientific research 121,992 events 2.94B records
Education 10,751 events 1.05B records
Environmental assessment 6,353 events 288.29M records
Conservation management/planning 5,221 events 545.60M records
Citizen science 3,937 events 76.69M records
Systematic research/taxonomy 3,733 events 83.38M records
Biosecurity management/planning 1,839 events 329.51M records
Collection management 1,152 events 197.09M records
Restoration/remediation 200 events 3.40M records
Other 50,715 events 2.29B records
TOTAL 1.60M events 13.21B records


Occurrence downloads by user type
Education16,651 events 1.27B records
Government9,265 events546.03M records
Other55,253 events 5.89B records
Unspecified 1.50M events 8.00B records
TOTAL events records
Species images   52,910
Taxa with images66,383
Species with images52,910
Subspecies with images3,020
Taxa with images from
Taxa with images from
citizen science
Total number of images1,106,818