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Occurrence records


records in total.

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

6,303 Data sets
• Description only 4,181

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
478 Spatial layers
Contextual layers 134
Environmental/grided layers 344
Terrestrial layers 418
Marine layers 36

Records by state and territory
Most recorded species
273,856 Type specimens
Holotypes 51,283
Lectotypes 3,962
Neotypes 489
Isotypes 26,182
Types with images 1,036,162

DNA barcode data
Pages 54.77M
Specimen labels transcribed 590,701
Fieldnotes pages transcribed 74,446
Volunteers 3,284
Expeditions active 12
Expeditions completed 1,172
Total expeditions 1,598
Conservation status
Status# species
Endangered 2,783
Near Threatened 5,032
Least Concern/Unknown 346
Listed under FFG Act 314
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 for... 3.10M
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
Questagame 123,979
European Molecular Biology... 118,898
Field data / Biological Data... 95,399
Citizen Science - ALA Website 78,561
Climate watch 77,363
Queensland Department of... 60,510
Flickr 58,185
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 865,201
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... 450,599
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 3.17B records
Ecological research 311,143 events 3.05B records
Scientific research 131,400 events 3.38B records
Education 17,655 events 1.25B records
Collection management 8,815 events 434.63M records
Environmental assessment 7,412 events 324.46M records
Biosecurity management/planning 6,813 events 533.14M records
Citizen science 5,448 events 174.39M records
Conservation management/planning 5,221 events 545.60M records
Systematic research/taxonomy 4,177 events 92.59M records
Restoration/remediation 331 events 5.76M records
Other 55,343 events 2.46B records
TOTAL 1.67M events 15.43B records


Occurrence downloads by user type
Education20,483 events 1.45B records
Government10,434 events651.66M records
Other98,624 events 7.61B records
Unspecified 1.53M events 8.51B records
TOTAL events records
Species images   55,059
Taxa with images68,916
Species with images55,059
Subspecies with images3,183
Taxa with images from
Taxa with images from
citizen science
Total number of images1,340,661