Occurrence records


records in total.

3,175 Data sets
• Description only 82

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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
154 Spatial layers
Contextual layers 91
Environmental/grided layers 63
Terrestrial layers 141
Marine layers 8

Records by state and territory
Most recorded species
251,363 Type specimens
Types with images 6,847,887

DNA barcode data
Pages 61.26M
Specimen labels transcribed 1.18M
Fieldnotes pages transcribed 219,312
Volunteers 12,071
Expeditions active 353
Expeditions completed 656
Total expeditions 6,419
Conservation status
Status# species
Endangered 2,074
Near Threatened 0
Least Concern/Unknown 0
Listed under FFG Act 0
Extinct 162
Parent Species (Unofficial) 0
Records by data provider
Bird life Australia 15.13M
Department of Planning,... 14.35M
Ocean Biodiversity Information... 8.99M
Australia's Virtual Herbarium 6.13M
OZCAM (Online Zoological... 5.56M
South Australia, Department for... 3.78M
NSW Bird Atlasers 3.38M
Northern Territory Department... 2.24M
Australian Antarctic Data Centre 1.16M
Questagame 426,019
Reef Life Survey 366,171
Nature map 324,652
Nature mapr 223,084
Australian National Insect... 218,871
Bio collect 190,649
Fungimap 180,616
Citizen Science - ALA Website 128,505
European Molecular Biology... 118,898
Feral scan 109,416
Field data / Biological Data... 97,702
Climate watch 93,613
Digi vol 92,571
Australian Seedbank Partnership 84,539
Flickr 61,027
University of Adelaide 56,490
CSIRO National Fish Collection 50,562
Barcode of Life 35,694
Wolli Creek Preservation Society 33,415
Reef watch - Great Victorian... 14,497
Coral Reef Research 13,867
Not supplied 66.58M

Records by institution
Australian Museum 1.56M
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria 1.05M
Centre for Australian National... 1.05M
Museums Victoria 1.02M
Queensland Museum 897,555
Western Australia, Department... 850,471
The Royal Botanic Gardens &... 785,221
Department of Environment,... 740,393
Queensland Department of... 730,369
South Australian Museum 568,962
Western Australian Museum 555,176
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery 488,994
Commonwealth Scientific and... 442,219
Landcare Research NZ Ltd 409,086
NSW Department of Primary... 359,337
Auckland War Memorial Museum 302,044
Department of Environment and... 287,162
Museum and Art Gallery of the... 250,375
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa... 215,572
Australian Tropical Herbarium 194,849
Field data / Biological Data... 134,197
Queen Victoria Museum and Art... 112,885
University of New England 91,845
Canterbury Museum 48,992
The University of Melbourne 29,215
Scion 28,934
James Cook University 26,680
WA Botanic Gardens and Parks... 24,411
University of New South Wales 24,075
Australian Antarctic Division 18,473
Not supplied 116.87M

Occurrence tree
Records by life form


Records and species by decade
Usage statistics
Records downloaded 2.26M events 96.76B records
Records viewed 67.12M events 67.12M records
Occurrence downloads by reason
Other scientific research 1.11M events 3.24B records
Ecological research 398,122 events 6.30B records
Scientific research 348,927 events 13.28B records
Education 45,283 events 4.05B records
Collection management 34,637 events 737.79M records
Environmental assessment 27,937 events 2.08B records
Citizen science 20,209 events 1.35B records
Biosecurity management/planning 10,886 events 775.19M records
Conservation management/planning 9,636 events 1.01B records
Systematic research/taxonomy 8,027 events 288.80M records
Species modelling 5,190 events 971.30M records
Restoration/remediation 1,962 events 119.05M records
Other 68,347 events 4.56B records
TOTAL 2.09M events 38.75B records


Occurrence downloads by user type
Education84,284 events 6.29B records
Government15,912 events 1.49B records
Other218,399 events 17.07B records
Unspecified91,657 events888.99M records
TOTAL events records
Species images   69,996
Taxa with images91,041
Species with images69,996
Subspecies with images4,096
Taxa with images from
Taxa with images from
citizen science
Total number of images