Occurrence records


records in total.

6,869 Data sets
• Description only 75

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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
189 Spatial layers
Contextual layers 122
Environmental/grided layers 67
Terrestrial layers 172
Marine layers 10

Records by state and territory
Most recorded species
261,395 Type specimens
Types with images 8,605,938

DNA barcode data
Pages 62.04M
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 2,564
Near Threatened 279
Least Concern/Unknown 0
Listed under FFG Act 0
Extinct 156
Parent Species (Unofficial) 0
Records by data provider
Bird life Australia 15.13M
Department of Planning,... 14.74M
Ocean Biodiversity Information... 10.15M
Australia's Virtual Herbarium 6.25M
OZCAM (Online Zoological... 5.66M
South Australia, Department for... 3.86M
NSW Bird Atlasers 3.38M
Northern Territory Department... 2.24M
Australian Antarctic Data Centre 1.16M
Questagame 445,900
Reef Life Survey 366,171
Nature map 324,652
Nature mapr 322,188
Bio collect 228,079
Australian National Insect... 218,871
Fungimap 180,616
Feral scan 120,924
European Molecular Biology... 118,898
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
Gang-gang cockatoo survey 13,441
Not supplied 69.29M

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 903,718
Western Australia, Department... 859,006
The Royal Botanic Gardens &... 785,221
Queensland Department of... 785,155
Department for Environment and... 742,749
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 196,219
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 26,710
University of New South Wales 24,075
Not supplied 121.27M

Occurrence tree
Records by life form


Records and species by decade
Usage statistics
Records downloaded 2.43M events 104.39B records
Records viewed 67.12M events 67.12M records
Occurrence downloads by reason
Other scientific research 1.11M events 3.24B records
Scientific research 473,370 events 17.55B records
Ecological research 423,908 events 6.75B records
Education 49,754 events 4.91B records
Collection management 34,903 events 756.22M records
Environmental assessment 30,558 events 2.43B records
Citizen science 21,103 events 1.50B records
Conservation management/planning 11,461 events 1.20B records
Biosecurity management/planning 11,356 events 792.89M records
Systematic research/taxonomy 8,575 events 291.29M records
Species modelling 6,886 events 1.08B records
Restoration/remediation 2,143 events 149.07M records
Other 71,815 events 4.85B records
TOTAL 2.26M events 45.50B records


Occurrence downloads by user type
Education113,537 events 7.82B records
Government31,664 events 1.87B records
Other345,921 events 22.52B records
Unspecified91,666 events889.69M records
TOTAL events records
Species images   71,655
Taxa with images92,352
Species with images71,655
Subspecies with images4,058
Taxa with images from
Taxa with images from
citizen science
Total number of images17,567,185