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Occurrence records


records in total.

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

6,005 Data sets
• Description only 4,130

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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
271,015 Type specimens
Holotypes 51,210
Lectotypes 3,974
Neotypes 490
Isotypes 26,073
Types with images 849,214

DNA barcode data
Pages 53.36M
Specimen labels transcribed 469,254
Fieldnotes pages transcribed 58,517
Volunteers 2,651
Expeditions active 8
Expeditions completed 1,021
Total expeditions 1,321
Conservation status
Status# species
Endangered 2,535
Near Threatened 5,044
Least Concern/Unknown 344
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 5.43M
OZCAM (Online Zoological... 4.65M
South Australia, Department of... 2.97M
CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere 1.45M
Northern Territory Department... 1.40M
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 89,346
Citizen Science - ALA Website 60,553
Queensland Department of... 60,510
Flickr 57,480
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
Coral Reef Research 13,867
Gang-gang cockatoo survey 13,441
Atlas of Life in the Coastal... 11,190
Australian Ecological Knowledge... 3,200
Chevron Australia 2,048

Records by institution
Australian Museum 1.33M
Centre for Australian National... 998,120
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria 894,792
Queensland Museum 863,932
Museums Victoria 826,015
Western Australia, Department... 790,190
The Royal Botanic Gardens &... 736,035
Department of Environment,... 730,801
Western Australian Museum 523,853
Department of Science,... 523,117
South Australian Museum 496,634
Commonwealth Scientific and... 449,497
Landcare Research NZ Ltd 352,868
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery 273,021
Department of Land Resource... 272,910
Auckland War Memorial Museum 257,493
Museum and Art Gallery of the... 229,839
Australian Tropical Herbarium 180,624
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 25,510
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 2.77B records
Ecological research 286,553 events 2.55B records
Scientific research 121,019 events 2.93B records
Education 10,577 events 1.05B records
Environmental assessment 6,239 events 287.65M records
Conservation management/planning 5,221 events 545.60M records
Citizen science 3,851 events 75.91M records
Systematic research/taxonomy 3,708 events 83.36M records
Biosecurity management/planning 1,708 events 329.46M records
Collection management 1,139 events 197.00M records
Restoration/remediation 180 events 1.73M records
Other 50,545 events 2.26B records
TOTAL 1.60M events 13.09B records


Occurrence downloads by user type
Education16,450 events 1.27B records
Government9,165 events536.76M records
Other54,428 events 5.86B records
Unspecified 1.49M events 7.90B records
TOTAL events records
Species images   52,830
Taxa with images66,261
Species with images52,830
Subspecies with images3,014
Taxa with images from
Taxa with images from
citizen science
Total number of images1,079,938