Occurrence records


records in total.

5,963 Data sets
• Description only 73

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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
157 Spatial layers
Contextual layers 92
Environmental/grided layers 65
Terrestrial layers 141
Marine layers 9

Records by state and territory
Most recorded species
258,256 Type specimens
Types with images 8,199,823

DNA barcode data
Pages 61.91M
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 2,409
Near Threatened 277
Least Concern/Unknown 0
Listed under FFG Act 0
Extinct 170
Parent Species (Unofficial) 0
Records by data provider
Bird life Australia 15.13M
Department of Planning,... 14.56M
Ocean Biodiversity Information... 10.15M
Australia's Virtual Herbarium 6.24M
OZCAM (Online Zoological... 5.66M
South Australia, Department for... 3.84M
NSW Bird Atlasers 3.38M
Northern Territory Department... 2.24M
Australian Antarctic Data Centre 1.16M
Questagame 442,197
Reef Life Survey 366,171
Nature map 324,652
Nature mapr 313,548
Bio collect 223,158
Australian National Insect... 218,871
Fungimap 180,616
Citizen Science - ALA Website 129,985
European Molecular Biology... 118,898
Feral scan 117,770
Australian Seedbank Partnership 110,443
Field data / Biological Data... 97,702
Climate watch 93,613
Digi vol 92,571
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... 16,493
Coral Reef Research 13,867
Not supplied 68.13M

Records by institution
Australian Museum 1.56M
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria 1.07M
Centre for Australian National... 1.06M
Museums Victoria 1.03M
Queensland Museum 902,879
Western Australia, Department... 856,766
The Royal Botanic Gardens &... 785,221
Queensland Department of... 785,155
Department for Environment and... 741,377
Western Australian Museum 617,970
South Australian Museum 568,962
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery 496,532
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 196,121
Field data / Biological Data... 134,197
Queen Victoria Museum and Art... 119,492
University of New England 91,845
Canterbury Museum 48,992
The University of Melbourne 33,038
WA Botanic Gardens and Parks... 29,740
Scion 28,934
Australian National Botanic Gardens 28,295
James Cook University 26,703
University of New South Wales 24,075
Not supplied 120.02M

Occurrence tree
Records by life form


Records and species by decade
Usage statistics
Records downloaded 2.38M events 102.31B records
Records viewed 67.12M events 67.12M records
Occurrence downloads by reason
Other scientific research 1.11M events 3.24B records
Scientific research 436,839 events 16.30B records
Ecological research 410,452 events 6.57B records
Education 47,457 events 4.74B records
Collection management 34,848 events 754.41M records
Environmental assessment 29,819 events 2.30B records
Citizen science 20,907 events 1.46B records
Biosecurity management/planning 11,165 events 785.62M records
Conservation management/planning 10,985 events 1.18B records
Systematic research/taxonomy 8,431 events 290.64M records
Species modelling 6,410 events 1.03B records
Restoration/remediation 2,118 events 120.90M records
Other 71,621 events 4.82B records
TOTAL 2.20M events 43.58B records


Occurrence downloads by user type
Education108,851 events 7.58B records
Government29,448 events 1.79B records
Other297,246 events 20.86B records
Unspecified91,665 events889.69M records
TOTAL events records
Species images   71,184
Taxa with images91,687
Species with images71,184
Subspecies with images4,052
Taxa with images from
Taxa with images from
citizen science
Total number of images