Occurrence records


records in total.

13,446 Data sets
• Description only 2,259

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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
246,518 Type specimens
Types with images 6,440,864

DNA barcode data
Pages 60.90M
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 2,357
Near Threatened 267
Least Concern/Unknown 0
Listed under FFG Act 0
Extinct 144
Parent Species (Unofficial) 0
Records by data provider
Bird life Australia 15.13M
Department of Planning,... 13.43M
Australia's Virtual Herbarium 6.12M
Ocean Biodiversity Information... 5.57M
OZCAM (Online Zoological... 5.49M
South Australia, Department for... 3.73M
NSW Bird Atlasers 3.38M
Northern Territory Department... 1.98M
Australian Antarctic Data Centre 1.16M
Questagame 409,400
Reef Life Survey 366,171
Nature mapr 361,364
Nature map 324,652
Australian National Insect... 218,871
Fungimap 180,616
Bio collect 158,474
Citizen Science - ALA Website 126,986
European Molecular Biology... 118,898
Feral scan 106,436
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 50,584
Australian Seedbank Partnership 45,996
Barcode of Life 35,694
Wolli Creek Preservation Society 33,415
Reef watch - Great Victorian... 14,497
Coral Reef Research 13,867
Not supplied 55.80M

Records by institution
Australian Museum 1.56M
Centre for Australian National... 1.04M
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria 1.04M
Museums Victoria 1.01M
Queensland Museum 857,540
Western Australia, Department... 847,550
The Royal Botanic Gardens &... 785,221
Department of Environment,... 738,277
Queensland Department of... 730,317
Western Australian Museum 555,176
South Australian Museum 543,490
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery 478,739
Commonwealth Scientific and... 442,219
Landcare Research NZ Ltd 409,086
Auckland War Memorial Museum 302,044
Department of Environment and... 295,223
Museum and Art Gallery of the... 251,163
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa... 215,572
Australian Tropical Herbarium 192,359
Field data / Biological Data... 145,378
Queen Victoria Museum and Art... 111,344
University of New England 91,845
Canterbury Museum 48,992
The University of Melbourne 29,215
Scion 28,934
James Cook University 26,670
University of New South Wales 21,474
Australian Antarctic Division 18,473
University of Canterbury 17,599
Massey University 16,374
Not supplied 101.86M

Occurrence tree
Records by life form


Records and species by decade
Usage statistics
Records downloaded 2.21M events 93.79B records
Records viewed 67.12M events 67.12M records
Occurrence downloads by reason
Other scientific research 1.11M events 3.24B records
Ecological research 387,795 events 6.08B records
Scientific research 315,348 events 11.68B records
Education 43,462 events 3.81B records
Collection management 34,526 events 735.35M records
Environmental assessment 26,818 events 1.89B records
Citizen science 19,811 events 1.23B records
Biosecurity management/planning 10,769 events 761.29M records
Conservation management/planning 8,973 events 955.26M records
Systematic research/taxonomy 7,841 events 218.15M records
Species modelling 3,997 events 862.06M records
Restoration/remediation 1,902 events 118.09M records
Other 68,043 events 4.46B records
TOTAL 2.04M events 36.04B records


Occurrence downloads by user type
Education75,896 events 5.84B records
Government14,499 events 1.44B records
Other178,200 events 14.75B records
Unspecified91,656 events888.99M records
TOTAL events records
Species images   66,982
Taxa with images87,170
Species with images66,982
Subspecies with images3,852
Taxa with images from
Taxa with images from
citizen science
Total number of images