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Occurrence records


records in total.

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

6,086 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
271,265 Type specimens
Holotypes 51,169
Lectotypes 3,962
Neotypes 489
Isotypes 26,130
Types with images 878,972

DNA barcode data
Pages 53.97M
Specimen labels transcribed 524,742
Fieldnotes pages transcribed 60,318
Volunteers 2,928
Expeditions active 14
Expeditions completed 1,076
Total expeditions 1,429
Conservation status
Status# species
Endangered 2,536
Near Threatened 5,050
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 5.45M
OZCAM (Online Zoological... 4.64M
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 102,164
Field data / Biological Data... 95,399
Climate watch 77,363
Citizen Science - ALA Website 68,410
Queensland Department of... 60,510
Flickr 57,803
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... 19,525
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 899,721
Queensland Museum 862,181
Museums Victoria 829,547
Western Australia, Department... 792,135
The Royal Botanic Gardens &... 738,059
Department of Environment,... 730,801
Western Australian Museum 523,853
Department of Science,... 523,117
South Australian Museum 481,012
Commonwealth Scientific and... 449,834
Landcare Research NZ Ltd 352,868
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery 278,248
Department of Land Resource... 273,242
Auckland War Memorial Museum 257,493
Museum and Art Gallery of the... 229,839
Australian Tropical Herbarium 181,222
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa... 164,214
University of New England 85,292
Queen Victoria Museum and Art... 83,044
University of Adelaide 56,477
James Cook University 25,614
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 2.91B records
Ecological research 294,352 events 2.59B records
Scientific research 123,178 events 2.99B records
Education 11,049 events 1.06B records
Environmental assessment 6,627 events 293.35M records
Conservation management/planning 5,221 events 545.60M records
Citizen science 4,058 events 81.04M records
Systematic research/taxonomy 3,874 events 85.32M records
Biosecurity management/planning 1,907 events 341.79M records
Collection management 1,174 events 197.66M records
Restoration/remediation 230 events 4.19M records
Other 51,157 events 2.30B records
TOTAL 1.61M events 13.40B records


Occurrence downloads by user type
Education17,537 events 1.32B records
Government9,607 events552.68M records
Other56,972 events 5.98B records
Unspecified 1.51M events 8.11B records
TOTAL events records
Species images   53,085
Taxa with images66,637
Species with images53,085
Subspecies with images3,035
Taxa with images from
Taxa with images from
citizen science
Total number of images1,145,469