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Occurrence records


records in total.

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

6,128 Data sets
• Description only 4,127

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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
273,497 Type specimens
Holotypes 51,220
Lectotypes 3,962
Neotypes 489
Isotypes 26,182
Types with images 934,227

DNA barcode data
Pages 54.31M
Specimen labels transcribed 554,994
Fieldnotes pages transcribed 67,048
Volunteers 3,078
Expeditions active 11
Expeditions completed 1,095
Total expeditions 1,514
Conservation status
Status# species
Endangered 2,537
Near Threatened 5,047
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 5.47M
OZCAM (Online Zoological... 4.65M
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 112,406
Field data / Biological Data... 95,399
Climate watch 77,363
Citizen Science - ALA Website 73,654
Queensland Department of... 60,510
Flickr 57,932
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... 19,719
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... 1.00M
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria 902,405
Queensland Museum 864,352
Museums Victoria 834,252
Western Australia, Department... 793,626
The Royal Botanic Gardens &... 739,983
Department of Environment,... 730,801
Department of Science,... 528,495
Western Australian Museum 523,853
South Australian Museum 481,012
Commonwealth Scientific and... 450,436
Landcare Research NZ Ltd 352,868
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery 278,248
Department of Land Resource... 273,679
Auckland War Memorial Museum 257,493
Museum and Art Gallery of the... 229,839
Australian Tropical Herbarium 181,588
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa... 164,214
University of New England 85,292
Queen Victoria Museum and Art... 84,825
University of Adelaide 56,477
James Cook University 25,671
Scion 22,548
The University of Melbourne 20,128
University of Canterbury 17,599
Massey University 16,374
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 3.04B records
Ecological research 300,354 events 2.70B records
Scientific research 124,894 events 3.13B records
Education 11,993 events 1.08B records
Collection management 8,747 events 431.06M records
Environmental assessment 6,943 events 303.12M records
Biosecurity management/planning 6,738 events 489.87M records
Conservation management/planning 5,221 events 545.60M records
Citizen science 4,668 events 105.12M records
Systematic research/taxonomy 4,029 events 87.06M records
Restoration/remediation 237 events 4.29M records
Other 51,450 events 2.32B records
TOTAL 1.64M events 14.24B records


Occurrence downloads by user type
Education18,491 events 1.35B records
Government9,926 events580.89M records
Other72,971 events 6.62B records
Unspecified 1.53M events 8.33B records
TOTAL events records
Species images   53,521
Taxa with images67,163
Species with images53,521
Subspecies with images3,052
Taxa with images from
Taxa with images from
citizen science
Total number of images1,217,788