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Occurrence records


records in total.

11,517 Data sets
• Description only 2,198

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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
356 Spatial layers
Contextual layers 172
Environmental/grided layers 184
Terrestrial layers 292
Marine layers 43

Records by state and territory
Most recorded species
243,937 Type specimens
Types with images 5,144,111

DNA barcode data
Pages 60.35M
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,... 13.07M
Australia's Virtual Herbarium 5.90M
OZCAM (Online Zoological... 5.42M
Ocean Biodiversity Information... 4.78M
South Australia, Department for... 3.69M
NSW Bird Atlasers 3.38M
Nature mapr 2.09M
Northern Territory Department... 1.98M
Australian Antarctic Data Centre 1.25M
CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere 824,459
Questagame 388,377
Reef Life Survey 366,171
Nature map 324,652
Australian National Insect... 218,871
Fungimap 180,616
Bio collect 144,083
Citizen Science - ALA Website 122,851
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 53.85M

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 844,716
Western Australia, Department... 840,655
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... 441,826
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 192,994
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 26,612
University of New South Wales 21,474
Australian Antarctic Division 18,473
University of Canterbury 17,599
Massey University 16,374
Not supplied 101.28M

Occurrence tree
Records by life form


Records and species by decade
Usage statistics
Records downloaded 2.16M events 86.57B records
Records viewed 67.12M events 67.12M records
Occurrence downloads by reason
Other scientific research 1.11M events 3.24B records
Ecological research 385,975 events 5.55B records
Scientific research 286,641 events 8.19B records
Education 40,590 events 3.48B records
Collection management 34,349 events 699.28M records
Environmental assessment 24,676 events 1.55B records
Citizen science 19,025 events 1.14B records
Biosecurity management/planning 10,502 events 650.60M records
Systematic research/taxonomy 7,318 events 191.83M records
Conservation management/planning 7,001 events 708.14M records
Species modelling 1,963 events 328.39M records
Restoration/remediation 1,823 events 60.88M records
Other 65,255 events 4.06B records
TOTAL 2.00M events 29.86B records


Occurrence downloads by user type
Education62,167 events 4.29B records
Government10,363 events 1.20B records
Other148,930 events 9.96B records
Unspecified91,646 events659.98M records
TOTAL events records
Species images   65,161
Taxa with images84,731
Species with images65,161
Subspecies with images3,930
Taxa with images from
Taxa with images from
citizen science
Total number of images10,005,372