Occurrence records


records in total.

3,881 Data sets
• Description only 77

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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
251,620 Type specimens
Types with images 7,285,479

DNA barcode data
Pages 61.47M
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 2,321
Near Threatened 265
Least Concern/Unknown 0
Listed under FFG Act 0
Extinct 164
Parent Species (Unofficial) 0
Records by data provider
Bird life Australia 15.13M
Department of Planning,... 14.41M
Ocean Biodiversity Information... 10.14M
Australia's Virtual Herbarium 6.20M
OZCAM (Online Zoological... 5.57M
South Australia, Department for... 3.79M
NSW Bird Atlasers 3.38M
Northern Territory Department... 2.24M
Australian Antarctic Data Centre 1.16M
Questagame 434,464
Reef Life Survey 366,171
Nature map 324,652
Nature mapr 222,232
Australian National Insect... 218,871
Bio collect 193,750
Fungimap 180,616
Citizen Science - ALA Website 129,773
European Molecular Biology... 118,898
Feral scan 112,933
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... 14,497
Coral Reef Research 13,867
Not supplied 67.30M

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 900,679
Western Australia, Department... 852,413
The Royal Botanic Gardens &... 785,221
Queensland Department of... 785,155
Department of Environment,... 740,393
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... 116,027
University of New England 91,845
Canterbury Museum 48,992
The University of Melbourne 33,017
Scion 28,934
Australian National Botanic Gardens 28,295
James Cook University 26,699
WA Botanic Gardens and Parks... 24,411
University of New South Wales 24,075
Not supplied 118.84M

Occurrence tree
Records by life form


Records and species by decade
Usage statistics
Records downloaded 2.31M events 99.14B records
Records viewed 67.12M events 67.12M records
Occurrence downloads by reason
Other scientific research 1.11M events 3.24B records
Ecological research 409,059 events 6.44B records
Scientific research 383,045 events 14.93B records
Education 46,591 events 4.21B records
Collection management 34,721 events 743.01M records
Environmental assessment 28,565 events 2.13B records
Citizen science 20,508 events 1.39B records
Biosecurity management/planning 10,977 events 777.20M records
Conservation management/planning 10,073 events 1.03B records
Systematic research/taxonomy 8,132 events 289.77M records
Species modelling 5,767 events 1.01B records
Restoration/remediation 1,996 events 119.78M records
Other 69,029 events 4.60B records
TOTAL 2.14M events 40.91B records


Occurrence downloads by user type
Education97,966 events 7.01B records
Government24,281 events 1.60B records
Other248,807 events 18.58B records
Unspecified91,659 events889.57M records
TOTAL events records
Species images   70,975
Taxa with images92,295
Species with images70,975
Subspecies with images4,124
Taxa with images from
Taxa with images from
citizen science
Total number of images