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Occurrence records


records in total.

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

6,028 Data sets
• Description only 4,126

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
271,489 Type specimens
Holotypes 51,173
Lectotypes 3,962
Neotypes 488
Isotypes 26,117
Types with images 870,995

DNA barcode data
Pages 53.78M
Specimen labels transcribed 498,851
Fieldnotes pages transcribed 58,924
Volunteers 2,735
Expeditions active 6
Expeditions completed 1,065
Total expeditions 1,389
Conservation status
Status# species
Endangered 2,532
Near Threatened 5,045
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... 3.01M
Northern Territory Department... 1.49M
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
Questagame 96,683
Field data / Biological Data... 95,399
Climate watch 77,363
Citizen Science - ALA Website 65,991
Queensland Department of... 60,510
Flickr 57,744
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... 19,357
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... 999,770
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria 898,022
Queensland Museum 861,980
Museums Victoria 829,547
Western Australia, Department... 791,395
The Royal Botanic Gardens &... 737,653
Department of Environment,... 730,801
Western Australian Museum 523,853
Department of Science,... 523,117
South Australian Museum 496,631
Commonwealth Scientific and... 449,640
Landcare Research NZ Ltd 352,868
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery 278,248
Department of Land Resource... 273,170
Auckland War Memorial Museum 257,493
Museum and Art Gallery of the... 229,839
Australian Tropical Herbarium 181,101
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 25,576
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 2.88B records
Ecological research 288,524 events 2.57B records
Scientific research 122,506 events 2.94B records
Education 10,808 events 1.05B records
Environmental assessment 6,457 events 290.27M records
Conservation management/planning 5,221 events 545.60M records
Citizen science 3,997 events 78.21M records
Systematic research/taxonomy 3,791 events 83.58M records
Biosecurity management/planning 1,870 events 341.53M records
Collection management 1,157 events 197.09M records
Restoration/remediation 219 events 4.09M records
Other 50,857 events 2.29B records
TOTAL 1.60M events 13.28B records


Occurrence downloads by user type
Education17,024 events 1.28B records
Government9,374 events547.57M records
Other55,863 events 5.93B records
Unspecified 1.50M events 8.05B records
TOTAL events records
Species images   53,014
Taxa with images66,535
Species with images53,014
Subspecies with images3,028
Taxa with images from
Taxa with images from
citizen science
Total number of images1,126,888