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Occurrence records


records in total.

We estimate the number of potential duplicate records to be 2,924,199.

12,215 Data sets
• Description only 7,722

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
509 Spatial layers
Contextual layers 165
Environmental/grided layers 344
Terrestrial layers 448
Marine layers 41

Records by state and territory
Most recorded species
296,168 Type specimens
Holotypes 54,273
Lectotypes 4,610
Neotypes 506
Isotypes 31,470
Types with images 1,596,586

DNA barcode data
Pages 57.62M
Specimen labels transcribed 737,717
Fieldnotes pages transcribed 93,753
Volunteers 4,779
Expeditions active 19
Expeditions completed 1,484
Total expeditions 2,411
Conservation status
Status# species
Endangered 2,616
Near Threatened 4,884
Least Concern/Unknown 326
Listed under FFG Act 0
Extinct 105
Parent Species (Unofficial) 0
Records by data provider
Bird life Australia 15.10M
Office of Environment and... 11.00M
Australia's Virtual Herbarium 5.69M
OZCAM (Online Zoological... 5.06M
South Australia, Department for... 3.27M
Ocean Biogeographic Information... 2.86M
Northern Territory Department... 2.12M
CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere 824,437
Australian Antarctic Data Centre 748,453
Reef Life Survey 366,149
Nature map 324,640
Questagame 222,845
Australian National Insect... 216,065
Digi vol 198,675
European Molecular Biology... 118,894
Citizen Science - ALA Website 106,520
Field data / Biological Data... 95,404
Climate watch 77,362
Nature mapr 71,066
Flickr 60,936
Queensland Department of... 60,507
University of Adelaide 56,489
CSIRO National Fish Collection 47,068
Australian Seedbank Partnership 43,912
WCPS Bird Survey Project 39,201
Barcode of Life 35,692
Wolli Creek Preservation Society 33,415
Coral Reef Research 13,867
Gang-gang cockatoo survey 13,439
Australian Ecological Knowledge... 3,200
Not supplied 37.75M

Records by institution
Australian Museum 1.50M
Centre for Australian National... 1.02M
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria 952,278
Museums Victoria 881,566
Queensland Museum 865,968
Western Australia, Department... 808,890
The Royal Botanic Gardens &... 755,187
Department of Environment,... 732,611
Western Australian Museum 536,951
Queensland Department of... 536,326
South Australian Museum 484,055
Commonwealth Scientific and... 476,743
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery 408,262
Landcare Research NZ Ltd 386,191
Department of Land Resource... 320,644
Museum and Art Gallery of the... 229,828
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa... 215,566
Auckland War Memorial Museum 193,201
Australian Tropical Herbarium 184,744
Queen Victoria Museum and Art... 90,736
University of New England 88,966
University of Adelaide 56,476
Scion 28,934
James Cook University 27,035
The University of Melbourne 20,128
University of Canterbury 17,598
Massey University 16,374
Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority 11,687
Queensland Department of... 11,382
University of Wollongong 11,091
Not supplied 74.73M

Occurrence tree
Records by life form


Records and species by decade
Occurrence downloads by reason
Other scientific research 1.11M events 3.29B records
Ecological research 333,953 events 3.61B records
Environmental assessment 258,625 events 8.13B records
Scientific research 218,815 events 4.48B records
Education 31,033 events 1.90B records
Citizen science 16,991 events 532.71M records
Collection management 12,601 events 560.08M records
Biosecurity management/planning 9,223 events 571.74M records
Systematic research/taxonomy 5,526 events 133.50M records
Conservation management/planning 5,221 events 545.60M records
Restoration/remediation 1,230 events 28.13M records
Other 59,832 events 3.05B records
TOTAL 2.07M events 26.83B records


Occurrence downloads by user type
Education36,620 events 2.29B records
Government14,390 events855.23M records
Other400,892 events 17.91B records
Unspecified 1.65M events 8.92B records
TOTAL events records
Species images   51,639
Taxa with images64,607
Species with images51,639
Subspecies with images2,895
Taxa with images from
Taxa with images from
citizen science
Total number of images2,962,399