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Great Artesian Basin and Other Regional Aquifers water resource planning area wetland area by system 2019
System Area (ha) % wetlands area % total area
Total 5,297,035 100.0% 4.3%
Total excluding riverine and artificial/highly modified riverine 3,851,683 72.7% 3.1%
Artificial and highly modified 111,895 2.1% 0.1%
Intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (natural) 681,957 12.9% 0.6%
Intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (slightly modified) 0 0.0% 0.0%
Lacustrine (natural) 500,321 9.4% 0.4%
Lacustrine (slightly modified) 12,263 0.2% 0.0%
Palustrine (natural) 2,529,620 47.8% 2.1%
Palustrine (slightly modified) 15,705 0.3% 0.0%
Riverine 1,445,274 27.3% 1.2%
Intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (highly modified) 0 0.0% 0.0%
Intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (natural) 681,957 12.9% 0.6%
Intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (slightly modified) 0 0.0% 0.0%
Lacustrine (artificial) 84,656 1.6% 0.1%
Lacustrine (highly modified) 22,031 0.4% 0.0%
Lacustrine (natural) 500,321 9.4% 0.4%
Lacustrine (slightly modified) 12,263 0.2% 0.0%
Palustrine (artificial) 819 0.0% 0.0%
Palustrine (highly modified) 4,310 0.1% 0.0%
Palustrine (natural) 2,529,620 47.8% 2.1%
Palustrine (slightly modified) 15,705 0.3% 0.0%
Riverine (artificial) 13 0.0% 0.0%
Riverine (highly modified) 65 0.0% 0.0%
Riverine (natural) 1,444,283 27.3% 1.2%
Riverine (slightly modified) 991 0.0% 0.0%
Great Artesian Basin and Other Regional Aquifers water resource planning area wetland area by habitat 2019
Habitat Area (ha) % wetlands area % total area
Total 3,707,767 100.0% 3.0%
Mangroves - Casuarina 0 0.0% 0.0%
Mangroves - other 191,121 5.2% 0.2%
Salt marsh and salt flats 489,085 13.2% 0.4%
Arid and semi-arid saline lake 466,684 12.6% 0.4%
Arid and semi-arid floodplain lake 20,140 0.5% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid other non-floodplain lake 38 0.0% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain clay plan lake 179 0.0% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid permanently inundated lake 116 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 3,141 0.1% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain rock lake 0 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand (window) lake 5,000 0.1% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand (perched) lake 0 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 1,007 0.0% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid saline swamp 82,209 2.2% 0.1%
Arid and semi-arid floodplain tree swamp 100,820 2.7% 0.1%
Arid and semi-arid floodplain shrub swamp 1,371,343 37.0% 1.1%
Arid and semi-arid floodplain grass, sedge and herb swamp 79,490 2.1% 0.1%
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain tree swamp 127,397 3.4% 0.1%
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain shrub swamp 127,511 3.4% 0.1%
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain grass, sedge and herb swamp 180,810 4.9% 0.1%
Arid and semi-arid other non-floodplain swamp 2,802 0.1% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid Great Artesian Basin fed spring swamp 28 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree (Melaleuca and Eucalypt) swamp 212,697 5.7% 0.2%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp 258 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass, sedge, and herb swamp 118,724 3.2% 0.1%
Coastal and sub-coastal other non-floodplain swamp 5,787 0.2% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree (Melaleuca and Eucalypt) swamp 29,245 0.8% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, and herb swamp 86,208 2.3% 0.1%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain wet heath swamp 3,823 0.1% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal other floodplain swamp 0 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal tree (palm) swamp 0 0.0% 0.0%
Unknown - Swamp - Arid and semi-arid 1,031 0.0% 0.0%
Unknown - Swamp - Coastal and sub-coastal 1,072 0.0% 0.0%
Mangroves - Casuarina (natural) 0 0.0% 0.0%
Mangroves - Casuarina (slightly modified) 0 0.0% 0.0%
Mangroves - other (natural) 191,121 5.2% 0.2%
Mangroves - other (slightly modified) 0 0.0% 0.0%
Salt marsh and salt flats (natural) 489,085 13.2% 0.4%
Salt marsh and salt flats (slightly modified) 0 0.0% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid saline lake (natural) 466,437 12.6% 0.4%
Arid and semi-arid saline lake (slightly modified) 247 0.0% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid floodplain lake (natural) 20,116 0.5% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid floodplain lake (slightly modified) 24 0.0% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid other non-floodplain lake (natural) 38 0.0% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain clay plan lake (natural) 179 0.0% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid permanently inundated lake (slightly modified) 116 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake (natural) 2,854 0.1% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake (slightly modified) 287 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain rock lake (natural) 0 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain rock lake (slightly modified) 0 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand (window) lake (natural) 5,000 0.1% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand (window) lake (slightly modified) 0 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand (perched) lake (natural) 0 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake (natural) 1,007 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake (slightly modified) 0 0.0% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid saline swamp (natural) 81,523 2.2% 0.1%
Arid and semi-arid saline swamp (slightly modified) 686 0.0% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid floodplain tree swamp (natural) 98,513 2.7% 0.1%
Arid and semi-arid floodplain tree swamp (slightly modified) 2,307 0.1% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid floodplain shrub swamp (natural) 1,371,053 37.0% 1.1%
Arid and semi-arid floodplain shrub swamp (slightly modified) 290 0.0% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid floodplain grass, sedge and herb swamp (natural) 79,005 2.1% 0.1%
Arid and semi-arid floodplain grass, sedge and herb swamp (slightly modified) 486 0.0% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain tree swamp (natural) 126,198 3.4% 0.1%
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain tree swamp (slightly modified) 1,199 0.0% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain shrub swamp (natural) 126,127 3.4% 0.1%
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain shrub swamp (slightly modified) 1,384 0.0% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain grass, sedge and herb swamp (natural) 178,230 4.8% 0.1%
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain grass, sedge and herb swamp (slightly modified) 2,579 0.1% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid other non-floodplain swamp (natural) 1,171 0.0% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid other non-floodplain swamp (slightly modified) 1,631 0.0% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid Great Artesian Basin fed spring swamp (natural) 20 0.0% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid Great Artesian Basin fed spring swamp (slightly modified) 7 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree (Melaleuca and Eucalypt) swamp (natural) 212,398 5.7% 0.2%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree (Melaleuca and Eucalypt) swamp (slightly modified) 299 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp (natural) 258 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp (slightly modified) 0 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass, sedge, and herb swamp (natural) 118,312 3.2% 0.1%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass, sedge, and herb swamp (slightly modified) 412 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal other non-floodplain swamp (natural) 5,097 0.1% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal other non-floodplain swamp (slightly modified) 690 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree (Melaleuca and Eucalypt) swamp (natural) 26,942 0.7% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree (Melaleuca and Eucalypt) swamp (slightly modified) 2,303 0.1% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, and herb swamp (natural) 85,251 2.3% 0.1%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, and herb swamp (slightly modified) 957 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain wet heath swamp (natural) 3,823 0.1% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain wet heath swamp (slightly modified) 0 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal other floodplain swamp (natural) 0 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal other floodplain swamp (slightly modified) 0 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal tree (palm) swamp (natural) 0 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal tree (palm) swamp (slightly modified) 0 0.0% 0.0%
Unknown - Swamp - Arid and semi-arid (natural) 924 0.0% 0.0%
Unknown - Swamp - Arid and semi-arid (slightly modified) 107 0.0% 0.0%
Unknown - Swamp - Coastal and sub-coastal (natural) 904 0.0% 0.0%
Unknown - Swamp - Coastal and sub-coastal (slightly modified) 168 0.0% 0.0%

Disclaimer

Areas do not include marine or estuarine waters but do include estuarine wetland vegetation
(e.g. mangroves and tidal flats).

All statistics are approximate and generated based on data transformed to a customised Albers equal-area projection, thus allowing wetland extent change for different regions of Queensland to be comparable.

Areas may change over time as mapping approaches improve.

Totals may not match the sum of individually displayed figures due to the rounding of displayed figures.

Wetland extent changes

Great Artesian Basin and Other Regional Aquifers water resource planning area wetland extent change by system
System 2019 area
(ha)
2017 area
(ha)
2013 area
(ha)
2009 area
(ha)
2005 area
(ha)
2001 area
(ha)
pre-clear area
(ha)
2019/pre-clear
percentage
Total 5,297,035 5,297,233 5,299,851 5,298,643 5,296,592 5,291,838 5,195,868 * 99.8%
Artificial and highly modified 111,895 111,287 108,731 107,029 103,771 97,438 0 n/a
Intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (natural) 681,957 681,961 681,964 681,964 681,964 681,964 682,715 99.9%
Intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (slightly modified) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a
Lacustrine (natural) 500,321 500,321 500,321 500,331 500,332 500,332 503,192 99.4%
Lacustrine (slightly modified) 12,263 12,259 12,246 12,221 12,081 12,023 0 n/a
Palustrine (natural) 2,529,620 2,529,836 2,530,253 2,530,571 2,531,391 2,532,101 2,554,170 99.0%
Palustrine (slightly modified) 15,705 15,704 15,688 15,658 15,528 14,732 0 n/a
Riverine 1,445,274 1,445,865 1,450,648 1,450,869 1,451,525 1,453,247 1,455,792 99.3%
Intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (highly modified) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a
Intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (natural) 681,957 681,961 681,964 681,964 681,964 681,964 682,715 99.9%
Intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (slightly modified) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a
Lacustrine (artificial) 84,656 84,537 82,639 81,156 78,456 73,750 0 n/a
Lacustrine (highly modified) 22,031 21,546 20,944 20,726 20,258 18,642 0 n/a
Lacustrine (natural) 500,321 500,321 500,321 500,331 500,332 500,332 503,192 99.4%
Lacustrine (slightly modified) 12,263 12,259 12,246 12,221 12,081 12,023 0 n/a
Palustrine (artificial) 819 816 798 795 787 948 0 n/a
Palustrine (highly modified) 4,310 4,310 4,273 4,276 4,194 4,035 0 n/a
Palustrine (natural) 2,529,620 2,529,836 2,530,253 2,530,571 2,531,391 2,532,101 2,554,170 99.0%
Palustrine (slightly modified) 15,705 15,704 15,688 15,658 15,528 14,732 0 n/a
Riverine (artificial) 13 13 11 11 11 11 0 n/a
Riverine (highly modified) 65 65 65 64 64 53 0 n/a
Riverine (natural) 1,444,283 1,444,876 1,449,659 1,449,881 1,450,537 1,452,259 1,455,792 99.2%
Riverine (slightly modified) 991 989 989 988 988 988 0 n/a

* Total 2019/pre-clear percentage excludes artificial and highly modified

Great Artesian Basin and Other Regional Aquifers water resource planning area wetland extent change by habitat
Habitat 2019 area
(ha)
2017 area
(ha)
2013 area
(ha)
2009 area
(ha)
2005 area
(ha)
2001 area
(ha)
Total 3,707,767 3,707,870 3,708,274 3,708,563 3,709,254 3,709,172
Mangroves - Casuarina 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mangroves - other 191,121 191,121 191,121 191,118 191,117 191,117
Salt marsh and salt flats 489,085 489,089 489,092 489,095 489,095 489,095
Arid and semi-arid saline lake 466,684 466,684 466,684 466,685 466,686 466,686
Arid and semi-arid floodplain lake 20,140 20,140 20,140 20,140 20,140 20,134
Arid and semi-arid other non-floodplain lake 38 38 38 38 38 38
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain clay plan lake 179 179 179 179 179 179
Arid and semi-arid permanently inundated lake 116 0 0 0 0 0
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 3,141 3,141 3,141 3,141 3,141 3,141
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain rock lake 0 0 0 0 0 0
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand (window) lake 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand (perched) lake 0 0 0 0 0 0
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 1,007 1,007 1,007 1,007 1,007 1,007
Arid and semi-arid saline swamp 82,209 82,210 82,180 82,182 82,241 82,285
Arid and semi-arid floodplain tree swamp 100,820 100,820 100,842 100,846 101,008 101,015
Arid and semi-arid floodplain shrub swamp 1,371,343 1,371,343 1,371,347 1,371,349 1,371,350 1,371,359
Arid and semi-arid floodplain grass, sedge and herb swamp 79,490 79,491 79,495 79,495 79,497 79,547
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain tree swamp 127,397 127,513 127,554 127,633 127,704 127,335
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain shrub swamp 127,511 127,532 127,551 127,557 127,731 128,052
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain grass, sedge and herb swamp 180,810 180,866 180,911 180,956 181,045 181,265
Arid and semi-arid other non-floodplain swamp 2,802 2,802 2,808 2,824 2,824 2,262
Arid and semi-arid Great Artesian Basin fed spring swamp 28 28 28 28 28 28
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree (Melaleuca and Eucalypt) swamp 212,697 212,703 212,706 212,772 212,791 212,891
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp 258 258 258 258 258 258
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass, sedge, and herb swamp 118,724 118,724 118,727 118,727 118,732 118,736
Coastal and sub-coastal other non-floodplain swamp 5,787 5,795 5,831 5,820 5,835 5,846
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree (Melaleuca and Eucalypt) swamp 29,245 29,251 29,434 29,441 29,520 29,557
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, and herb swamp 86,208 86,207 86,273 86,344 86,360 86,411
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain wet heath swamp 3,823 3,823 3,823 3,823 3,823 3,823
Coastal and sub-coastal other floodplain swamp 0 0 0 0 0 0
Coastal and sub-coastal tree (palm) swamp 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown - Swamp - Arid and semi-arid 1,031 1,031 1,031 1,031 1,031 1,031
Unknown - Swamp - Coastal and sub-coastal 1,072 1,072 1,072 1,072 1,073 1,073
Mangroves - Casuarina (natural) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mangroves - Casuarina (slightly modified) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mangroves - other (natural) 191,121 191,121 191,121 191,118 191,117 191,117
Mangroves - other (slightly modified) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salt marsh and salt flats (natural) 489,085 489,089 489,092 489,095 489,095 489,095
Salt marsh and salt flats (slightly modified) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arid and semi-arid saline lake (natural) 466,437 466,437 466,437 466,447 466,448 466,448
Arid and semi-arid saline lake (slightly modified) 247 247 247 237 237 237
Arid and semi-arid floodplain lake (natural) 20,116 20,116 20,116 20,116 20,116 20,116
Arid and semi-arid floodplain lake (slightly modified) 24 24 24 24 24 18
Arid and semi-arid other non-floodplain lake (natural) 38 38 38 38 38 38
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain clay plan lake (natural) 179 179 179 179 179 179
Arid and semi-arid permanently inundated lake (slightly modified) 116 0 0 0 0 0
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake (natural) 2,854 2,854 2,854 2,854 2,854 2,854
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake (slightly modified) 287 287 287 287 287 287
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain rock lake (natural) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain rock lake (slightly modified) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand (window) lake (natural) 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand (window) lake (slightly modified) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand (perched) lake (natural) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake (natural) 1,007 1,007 1,007 1,007 1,007 1,007
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake (slightly modified) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arid and semi-arid saline swamp (natural) 81,523 81,524 81,494 81,497 81,555 81,599
Arid and semi-arid saline swamp (slightly modified) 686 686 686 686 686 686
Arid and semi-arid floodplain tree swamp (natural) 98,513 98,514 98,536 98,539 98,565 98,572
Arid and semi-arid floodplain tree swamp (slightly modified) 2,307 2,307 2,306 2,306 2,443 2,443
Arid and semi-arid floodplain shrub swamp (natural) 1,371,053 1,371,053 1,371,057 1,371,059 1,371,060 1,371,070
Arid and semi-arid floodplain shrub swamp (slightly modified) 290 290 290 290 290 290
Arid and semi-arid floodplain grass, sedge and herb swamp (natural) 79,005 79,006 79,010 79,010 79,011 79,061
Arid and semi-arid floodplain grass, sedge and herb swamp (slightly modified) 486 486 486 486 486 486
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain tree swamp (natural) 126,198 126,314 126,355 126,435 126,505 126,136
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain tree swamp (slightly modified) 1,199 1,199 1,199 1,199 1,199 1,199
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain shrub swamp (natural) 126,127 126,148 126,166 126,173 126,347 126,668
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain shrub swamp (slightly modified) 1,384 1,384 1,384 1,384 1,384 1,384
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain grass, sedge and herb swamp (natural) 178,230 178,287 178,332 178,377 178,466 178,728
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain grass, sedge and herb swamp (slightly modified) 2,579 2,579 2,579 2,579 2,579 2,537
Arid and semi-arid other non-floodplain swamp (natural) 1,171 1,171 1,177 1,193 1,193 1,309
Arid and semi-arid other non-floodplain swamp (slightly modified) 1,631 1,631 1,631 1,631 1,631 953
Arid and semi-arid Great Artesian Basin fed spring swamp (natural) 20 20 20 20 20 20
Arid and semi-arid Great Artesian Basin fed spring swamp (slightly modified) 7 7 7 7 7 7
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree (Melaleuca and Eucalypt) swamp (natural) 212,398 212,404 212,408 212,475 212,503 212,605
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree (Melaleuca and Eucalypt) swamp (slightly modified) 299 299 299 297 288 286
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp (natural) 258 258 258 258 258 258
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp (slightly modified) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass, sedge, and herb swamp (natural) 118,312 118,312 118,315 118,316 118,320 118,324
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass, sedge, and herb swamp (slightly modified) 412 412 412 412 412 412
Coastal and sub-coastal other non-floodplain swamp (natural) 5,097 5,106 5,136 5,144 5,198 5,212
Coastal and sub-coastal other non-floodplain swamp (slightly modified) 690 690 695 676 637 634
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree (Melaleuca and Eucalypt) swamp (natural) 26,942 26,948 27,131 27,141 27,436 27,475
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree (Melaleuca and Eucalypt) swamp (slightly modified) 2,303 2,303 2,303 2,300 2,084 2,082
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, and herb swamp (natural) 85,251 85,251 85,316 85,393 85,412 85,487
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, and herb swamp (slightly modified) 957 957 957 951 948 924
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain wet heath swamp (natural) 3,823 3,823 3,823 3,823 3,823 3,823
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain wet heath swamp (slightly modified) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Coastal and sub-coastal other floodplain swamp (natural) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Coastal and sub-coastal other floodplain swamp (slightly modified) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Coastal and sub-coastal tree (palm) swamp (natural) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Coastal and sub-coastal tree (palm) swamp (slightly modified) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown - Swamp - Arid and semi-arid (natural) 924 924 924 924 924 924
Unknown - Swamp - Arid and semi-arid (slightly modified) 107 107 107 107 107 107
Unknown - Swamp - Coastal and sub-coastal (natural) 904 904 904 904 905 940
Unknown - Swamp - Coastal and sub-coastal (slightly modified) 168 168 168 168 168 133

Disclaimer

Areas do not include marine or estuarine waters but do include estuarine wetland vegetation
(e.g. mangroves and tidal flats).

All statistics are approximate and generated based on data transformed to a customised Albers equal-area projection, thus allowing wetland extent change for different regions of Queensland to be comparable.

Areas may change over time as mapping approaches improve.

Totals may not match the sum of individually displayed figures due to the rounding of displayed figures.

Wildlife

Kingdom
Class
Native Introduced Wetland
indicator
species
Rare or
threatened
species
All
TOTAL 11,692 1,101 962 599 12,793
Animals 1,870 46 417 172 1,916
Mammals 201 20 8 41 221
Birds 635 12 101 62 647
Reptiles 468 2 43 44 470
Amphibians 93 1 35 8 94
Lobe-finned fishes 1 0 1 1 1
Ray-finned fishes 122 8 129 6 130
Cartilaginous fishes 6 0 6 2 6
Insects 321 3 94 4 324
Malacostracans 9 0 0 1 9
Branchiopods 1 0 0 0 1
Arachnids 5 0 0 0 5
Snails 8 0 0 3 8
Bacteria 64 0 0 0 64
Chromists 119 0 0 0 119
Fungi 1,517 2 0 0 1,519
Plants 8,118 1,053 545 427 9,171
Protozoans 4 0 0 0 4

Note: Wildlife statistics are based on information that has been submitted to the DESI WildNet database and converted to a 10km² grid. The grid information has been intersected with the mapping polygons to determine the species lists. Click here to view the species grid metadata.

Information from WildNet can also be accessed via Wildlife Online and WetlandMaps.

Rare or threatened includes species listed as extinct, extinct in the wild, critically endangered, endangered, vulnerable or conservation dependent under either the Nature Conservation Act or Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act

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This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2013) Great Artesian Basin and Other Regional Aquifers water resource planning area — facts and maps, WetlandInfo website, accessed 15 May 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/facts-maps/water-resource-planning-area-great-artesian-basin-and-other-regional-aquifers/

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