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Occurrence records


records in total.

We estimate the number of potential duplicate records to be 2,924,195.

11,997 Data sets
• Description only 7,607

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
295,889 Type specimens
Holotypes 54,218
Lectotypes 4,610
Neotypes 505
Isotypes 31,470
Types with images 1,569,872

DNA barcode data
Pages 57.55M
Specimen labels transcribed 732,012
Fieldnotes pages transcribed 92,337
Volunteers 4,711
Expeditions active 20
Expeditions completed 1,469
Total expeditions 2,365
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... 5.02M
South Australia, Department for... 3.27M
Ocean Biogeographic Information... 2.86M
Northern Territory Department... 2.12M
CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere 1.12M
Australian Antarctic Data Centre 748,443
Reef Life Survey 366,163
Nature map 324,638
Questagame 220,217
Australian National Insect... 216,061
Digi vol 198,684
European Molecular Biology... 118,895
Citizen Science - ALA Website 106,307
Field data / Biological Data... 95,389
Climate watch 77,361
Queensland Department of... 60,507
Flickr 60,238
University of Adelaide 56,490
CSIRO National Fish Collection 47,069
Australian Seedbank Partnership 43,912
WCPS Bird Survey Project 39,174
Barcode of Life 35,691
Wolli Creek Preservation Society 33,415
Atlas of Life in the Coastal... 23,581
Coral Reef Research 13,866
Gang-gang cockatoo survey 13,440
Australian Ecological Knowledge... 3,200
Not supplied 37.78M

Records by institution
Australian Museum 1.50M
Centre for Australian National... 1.02M
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria 952,281
Queensland Museum 865,972
Museums Victoria 842,140
Western Australia, Department... 808,887
The Royal Botanic Gardens &... 755,182
Department of Environment,... 732,612
Western Australian Museum 536,956
Queensland Department of... 536,327
South Australian Museum 484,057
Commonwealth Scientific and... 476,737
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery 408,261
Landcare Research NZ Ltd 386,198
Department of Land Resource... 320,642
Museum and Art Gallery of the... 229,829
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa... 215,560
Auckland War Memorial Museum 193,202
Australian Tropical Herbarium 184,746
Queen Victoria Museum and Art... 90,737
University of New England 88,965
University of Adelaide 56,477
Scion 28,932
James Cook University 27,035
The University of Melbourne 20,128
University of Canterbury 17,597
Massey University 16,374
Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority 11,687
Queensland Department of... 11,382
University of Wollongong 11,092
Not supplied 75.00M

Occurrence tree
Records by life form


Records and species by decade
Occurrence downloads by reason
Other scientific research 1.11M events 3.28B records
Ecological research 333,804 events 3.60B records
Environmental assessment 236,075 events 7.43B records
Scientific research 218,464 events 4.45B records
Education 30,863 events 1.89B records
Citizen science 16,678 events 523.93M records
Collection management 12,469 events 556.07M records
Biosecurity management/planning 9,190 events 571.05M records
Systematic research/taxonomy 5,499 events 133.41M records
Conservation management/planning 5,221 events 545.60M records
Restoration/remediation 1,229 events 28.13M records
Other 59,738 events 3.03B records
TOTAL 2.04M events 26.03B records


Occurrence downloads by user type
Education36,133 events 2.25B records
Government14,268 events853.56M records
Other377,334 events 17.15B records
Unspecified 1.65M events 8.92B records
TOTAL events records
Species images   51,510
Taxa with images64,391
Species with images51,510
Subspecies with images2,891
Taxa with images from
Taxa with images from
citizen science
Total number of images2,915,053