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Occurrence records


records in total.

We estimate the number of potential duplicate records to be 3,118,952.

11,738 Data sets
• Description only 7,452

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
295,881 Type specimens
Holotypes 54,212
Lectotypes 4,610
Neotypes 505
Isotypes 31,469
Types with images 1,507,764

DNA barcode data
Pages 57.38M
Specimen labels transcribed 723,037
Fieldnotes pages transcribed 90,871
Volunteers 4,564
Expeditions active 21
Expeditions completed 1,440
Total expeditions 2,309
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 1.33M
Australian Antarctic Data Centre 748,455
Reef Life Survey 366,158
Nature map 324,642
Australian National Insect... 216,065
Questagame 216,012
Digi vol 198,676
European Molecular Biology... 118,895
Citizen Science - ALA Website 105,940
Field data / Biological Data... 95,381
Climate watch 77,357
Queensland Department of... 60,504
Flickr 60,241
University of Adelaide 56,489
CSIRO National Fish Collection 47,068
Australian Seedbank Partnership 43,912
WCPS Bird Survey Project 39,166
Barcode of Life 35,691
Wolli Creek Preservation Society 33,413
Atlas of Life in the Coastal... 23,580
Coral Reef Research 13,867
Gang-gang cockatoo survey 13,441
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 952,278
Queensland Museum 865,979
Museums Victoria 842,121
Western Australia, Department... 808,881
The Royal Botanic Gardens &... 755,171
Department of Environment,... 732,607
Western Australian Museum 536,952
Queensland Department of... 536,327
South Australian Museum 484,045
Commonwealth Scientific and... 476,740
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery 407,167
Landcare Research NZ Ltd 386,199
Department of Land Resource... 320,643
Museum and Art Gallery of the... 229,828
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa... 215,560
Auckland War Memorial Museum 193,203
Australian Tropical Herbarium 184,747
Queen Victoria Museum and Art... 90,733
University of New England 88,964
University of Adelaide 56,476
Scion 28,934
James Cook University 27,035
The University of Melbourne 20,128
University of Canterbury 17,599
Massey University 16,373
Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority 11,687
Queensland Department of... 11,380
University of Wollongong 11,090
Not supplied 75.20M

Occurrence tree
Records by life form


Records and species by decade
Occurrence downloads by reason
Other scientific research 1.11M events 3.26B records
Ecological research 332,158 events 3.55B records
Scientific research 217,380 events 4.40B records
Environmental assessment 192,621 events 6.08B records
Education 30,308 events 1.87B records
Citizen science 15,801 events 490.75M records
Collection management 12,193 events 545.01M records
Biosecurity management/planning 8,993 events 567.10M records
Systematic research/taxonomy 5,417 events 133.30M records
Conservation management/planning 5,221 events 545.60M records
Restoration/remediation 1,225 events 28.12M records
Other 59,436 events 2.99B records
TOTAL 1.99M events 24.45B records


Occurrence downloads by user type
Education34,965 events 2.21B records
Government13,852 events844.01M records
Other330,903 events 15.61B records
Unspecified 1.65M events 8.92B records
TOTAL events records
Species images   51,228
Taxa with images64,044
Species with images51,228
Subspecies with images2,884
Taxa with images from
Taxa with images from
citizen science
Total number of images2,616,111