Occurrence records


records in total.

4,957 Data sets
• Description only 72

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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
157 Spatial layers
Contextual layers 92
Environmental/grided layers 65
Terrestrial layers 141
Marine layers 9

Records by state and territory
Most recorded species
252,127 Type specimens
Types with images 7,925,824

DNA barcode data
Pages 61.82M
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 2,408
Near Threatened 277
Least Concern/Unknown 0
Listed under FFG Act 0
Extinct 170
Parent Species (Unofficial) 0
Records by data provider
Bird life Australia 15.13M
Department of Planning,... 14.52M
Ocean Biodiversity Information... 10.15M
Australia's Virtual Herbarium 6.23M
OZCAM (Online Zoological... 5.59M
South Australia, Department for... 3.79M
NSW Bird Atlasers 3.38M
Northern Territory Department... 2.24M
Australian Antarctic Data Centre 1.16M
Questagame 439,540
Reef Life Survey 366,171
Nature map 324,652
Nature mapr 306,285
Bio collect 220,915
Australian National Insect... 218,871
Fungimap 180,616
Citizen Science - ALA Website 129,950
European Molecular Biology... 118,898
Feral scan 115,920
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... 16,457
Coral Reef Research 13,867
Not supplied 67.85M

Records by institution
Australian Museum 1.56M
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria 1.06M
Centre for Australian National... 1.05M
Museums Victoria 1.03M
Queensland Museum 902,768
Western Australia, Department... 855,491
The Royal Botanic Gardens &... 785,221
Queensland Department of... 785,155
Department for Environment and... 740,453
South Australian Museum 568,962
Western Australian Museum 555,176
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 195,846
Field data / Biological Data... 134,197
Queen Victoria Museum and Art... 117,507
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 26,702
University of New South Wales 24,075
Not supplied 119.63M

Occurrence tree
Records by life form


Records and species by decade
Usage statistics
Records downloaded 2.36M events 100.88B records
Records viewed 67.12M events 67.12M records
Occurrence downloads by reason
Other scientific research 1.11M events 3.24B records
Scientific research 421,153 events 15.87B records
Ecological research 409,520 events 6.51B records
Education 46,804 events 4.23B records
Collection management 34,790 events 753.15M records
Environmental assessment 29,347 events 2.26B records
Citizen science 20,734 events 1.40B records
Biosecurity management/planning 11,058 events 783.90M records
Conservation management/planning 10,590 events 1.10B records
Systematic research/taxonomy 8,297 events 290.14M records
Species modelling 6,171 events 1.02B records
Restoration/remediation 2,086 events 120.44M records
Other 71,492 events 4.70B records
TOTAL 2.18M events 42.28B records


Occurrence downloads by user type
Education103,324 events 7.34B records
Government28,526 events 1.68B records
Other282,150 events 19.78B records
Unspecified91,664 events889.69M records
TOTAL events records
Species images   70,912
Taxa with images91,347
Species with images70,912
Subspecies with images4,039
Taxa with images from
Taxa with images from
citizen science
Total number of images16,189,643