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Occurrence records


records in total.

12,042 Data sets
• Description only 2,207

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
114 Spatial layers
Contextual layers 88
Environmental/grided layers 26
Terrestrial layers 101
Marine layers 8

Records by state and territory
Most recorded species
244,095 Type specimens
Types with images 5,482,929

DNA barcode data
Pages 60.47M
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 416
Near Threatened 0
Least Concern/Unknown 0
Listed under FFG Act 0
Extinct 55
Parent Species (Unofficial) 0
Records by data provider
Bird life Australia 15.10M
Department of Planning,... 13.11M
Australia's Virtual Herbarium 5.90M
OZCAM (Online Zoological... 5.43M
Ocean Biodiversity Information... 4.78M
South Australia, Department for... 3.69M
NSW Bird Atlasers 3.38M
Northern Territory Department... 1.98M
Australian Antarctic Data Centre 1.16M
CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere 824,459
Questagame 393,146
Nature mapr 372,287
Reef Life Survey 366,171
Nature map 324,652
Australian National Insect... 218,871
Fungimap 180,616
Bio collect 146,500
Citizen Science - ALA Website 124,729
European Molecular Biology... 118,898
Feral scan 111,714
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
Coral Reef Research 13,867
Not supplied 54.17M

Records by institution
Australian Museum 1.56M
Centre for Australian National... 1.03M
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria 1.03M
Museums Victoria 1.00M
Queensland Museum 853,247
Western Australia, Department... 839,505
The Royal Botanic Gardens &... 785,221
Department of Environment,... 738,277
Western Australian Museum 555,176
South Australian Museum 543,490
Queensland Department of... 541,681
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery 464,525
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... 223,105
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa... 215,572
Australian Tropical Herbarium 193,427
Field data / Biological Data... 145,378
Queen Victoria Museum and Art... 104,916
University of New England 91,845
Canterbury Museum 48,992
The University of Melbourne 29,215
Scion 28,934
James Cook University 26,613
University of New South Wales 21,474
Australian Antarctic Division 18,473
University of Canterbury 17,599
Massey University 16,374
Not supplied 99.85M

Occurrence tree
Records by life form


Records and species by decade
Usage statistics
Records downloaded 2.17M events 88.32B records
Records viewed 67.12M events 67.12M records
Occurrence downloads by reason
Other scientific research 1.11M events 3.24B records
Ecological research 386,381 events 5.67B records
Scientific research 291,606 events 9.24B records
Education 41,486 events 3.57B records
Collection management 34,387 events 704.20M records
Environmental assessment 25,265 events 1.58B records
Citizen science 19,258 events 1.17B records
Biosecurity management/planning 10,548 events 656.38M records
Conservation management/planning 7,571 events 806.34M records
Systematic research/taxonomy 7,447 events 193.04M records
Species modelling 2,272 events 392.98M records
Restoration/remediation 1,846 events 83.89M records
Other 65,939 events 4.12B records
TOTAL 2.01M events 31.43B records


Occurrence downloads by user type
Education64,123 events 4.70B records
Government11,129 events 1.30B records
Other155,771 events 11.07B records
Unspecified91,651 events659.98M records
TOTAL events records
Species images   65,627
Taxa with images85,657
Species with images65,627
Subspecies with images3,955
Taxa with images from
Taxa with images from
citizen science
Total number of images10,679,457