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Occurrence records


records in total.

We estimate the number of potential duplicate records to be 818,052.

7,004 Data sets
• Description only 4,815

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
279,354 Type specimens
Holotypes 52,295
Lectotypes 4,010
Neotypes 496
Isotypes 26,794
Types with images 1,059,524

DNA barcode data
Pages 55.19M
Specimen labels transcribed 620,609
Fieldnotes pages transcribed 77,995
Volunteers 3,501
Expeditions active 9
Expeditions completed 1,230
Total expeditions 1,680
Conservation status
Status# species
Endangered 2,754
Near Threatened 5,039
Least Concern/Unknown 349
Listed under FFG Act 0
Extinct 111
Parent Species (Unofficial) 0
Records by data provider
Bird life Australia 13.62M
Office of Environment and... 9.88M
Australia's Virtual Herbarium 5.57M
OZCAM (Online Zoological... 4.80M
South Australia, Department for... 3.14M
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 324,910
Digi vol 198,690
Australian National Insect... 193,692
Questagame 123,977
European Molecular Biology... 118,898
Field data / Biological Data... 95,399
Citizen Science - ALA Website 83,689
Climate watch 77,363
Queensland Department of... 60,510
Flickr 58,212
University of Adelaide 56,490
CSIRO National Fish Collection 47,115
Australian Seedbank Partnership 43,912
Barcode of Life 35,694
Wolli Creek Preservation Society 33,416
Atlas of Life in the Coastal... 22,643
Coral Reef Research 13,867
Gang-gang cockatoo survey 13,441
Australian Ecological Knowledge... 3,200
Not supplied 33.37M

Records by institution
Australian Museum 1.35M
Centre for Australian National... 1.02M
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria 916,058
Museums Victoria 873,421
Queensland Museum 865,198
Western Australia, Department... 805,756
The Royal Botanic Gardens &... 783,766
Department of Environment,... 730,801
Department of Science,... 543,457
Western Australian Museum 523,853
South Australian Museum 502,746
Commonwealth Scientific and... 452,193
Landcare Research NZ Ltd 352,868
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery 350,184
Department of Land Resource... 275,528
Auckland War Memorial Museum 257,493
Museum and Art Gallery of the... 229,839
Australian Tropical Herbarium 182,907
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 25,995
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
Not supplied 65.47M

Occurrence tree
Records by life form


Records and species by decade
Occurrence downloads by reason
Other scientific research 1.11M events 3.22B records
Ecological research 312,743 events 3.09B records
Scientific research 135,014 events 3.50B records
Education 23,051 events 1.43B records
Collection management 10,414 events 483.06M records
Citizen science 10,135 events 318.78M records
Environmental assessment 9,695 events 393.05M records
Biosecurity management/planning 6,891 events 534.98M records
Conservation management/planning 5,221 events 545.60M records
Systematic research/taxonomy 4,276 events 118.05M records
Restoration/remediation 1,024 events 27.10M records
Other 57,614 events 2.64B records
TOTAL 1.69M events 16.30B records


Occurrence downloads by user type
Education25,901 events 1.63B records
Government10,916 events660.55M records
Other114,604 events 8.26B records
Unspecified 1.54M events 8.57B records
TOTAL events records
Species images   55,185
Taxa with images69,074
Species with images55,185
Subspecies with images3,199
Taxa with images from
Taxa with images from
citizen science
Total number of images1,383,446