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Biogeographic subregion pre-clear wetland system extents

Definition of biogeographic subregion

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Pre-clear wetland system extent by biogeographic subregion metadata
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Biogeographic subregion Total area
(ha)
Wetland area by system Total
wetland area
(ha)
intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (natural) lacustrine (natural) palustrine (natural) riverine
Total 173,140,542 1,208,679 517,777 3,036,257 2,588,435 7,351,147
Alice Tableland 2,866,760 19,290 43,521 26,265 89,077
Anakie Inlier 382,284 115 4,082 4,197
Arcadia 715,288 3,224 3,063 4,054 10,341
Armraynald Plains 1,589,437 1,451 22 35,181 54,848 91,502
Atherton 177,037 147 1,001 908 2,055
Banana - Auburn Ranges 1,547,555 281 25,986 26,267
Barakula 1,301,712 1,097 1,083 5,542 7,723
Barkly Tableland 2,180,576 17,516 29,526 47,042
Basalt Downs 1,274,731 279 14,838 15,116
Battle Camp Sandstones 504,564 1,220 769 4,940 6,930
Bellenden Ker - Lamb 271,116 97 6 784 963 1,851
Belyando Downs 1,772,127 5,698 27,907 33,606
Beucazon Hills 95,821 111 3,838 3,950
Bogie River Hills 1,054,731 3,692 1,826 29,607 35,125
Boomer Range 220,541 10 2,023 2,033
Brisbane - Barambah Volcanics 806,778 474 18,993 19,468
Broken River 3,309,590 874 6,129 133,948 140,951
Buckland Basalts 281,306 116 1,064 1,180
Bulloo 619,042 18,729 110,410 5,503 134,641
Bulloo Dunefields 1,077,211 23,030 24,376 2,633 50,039
Burnett - Curtis Coastal Lowlands 706,909 18,631 13 45,126 19,950 83,720
Burnett - Curtis Hills and Ranges 1,031,742 34,346 4,804 19,491 58,641
Burringbar - Conondale Ranges 535,409 287 4,468 13,244 17,999
Byfield 128,140 159 3,568 5,402 9,129
Callide Creek Downs 301,303 25 702 488 1,215
Cape - Campaspe Plains 1,007,026 697 5,225 37,868 43,789
Cape River Hills 747,993 11 559 19,774 20,345
Cape York - Torres Strait 102,098 26,516 2 802 825 28,145
Carnarvon Ranges 2,263,686 756 775 4,388 5,919
Central Downs 9,378,817 5,135 24,649 29,784
Claraville Plains 3,738,013 71,143 53,335 124,478
Clarke - Connors Ranges 631,989 72 508 6,659 7,239
Claude River Downs 1,026,214 90 597 9,490 10,177
Coastal Plains 288,595 62,761 23,105 353 86,218
Coen - Yambo Inlier 2,313,476 14,374 12 6,256 28,659 49,301
Coongie 5,724 41 53 884 979
Cooper - Diamantina Plains 3,437,773 76,976 995,626 70,431 1,143,033
Culgoa - Bokhara 420,325 1,275 2,077 5,497 8,849
Cuttaburra - Paroo 644,047 18,300 53,078 601 71,978
Daintree - Bloomfield 358,119 5,571 3,502 5,070 14,143
Dawson River Downs 982,807 145 3,026 6,864 10,034
Debella 81,531 4,138 504 1,102 5,745
Dieri 259,083 5,385 2,772 1,123 9,281
Donors Plateau 2,449,964 9,250 627 21,187 56,049 87,113
Doomadgee Plains 1,684,750 534 22,812 18,654 42,000
Dulacca Downs 162,442 10 8 18
Eastern Darling Downs 1,698,060 66 1,953 12,609 14,628
Eastern Mulga Plains 1,563,269 405 13,641 485 14,531
Flinders 435,263 177 6,498 6,675
Georgetown - Croydon 1,041,407 370 23,940 24,310
Georgina - Eyre Plains 1,212,759 21,576 318,734 52,230 392,539
Georgina Limestone 1,437,914 517 9,142 8,512 18,171
Gilberton Plateau 1,403,937 808 2,471 12,115 15,394
Goneaway Tablelands 5,182,219 6,558 17,886 206,575 231,019
Great Sandy 362,412 10,651 3,070 43,156 1,081 57,957
Gympie Block 859,024 161 1,808 31,859 33,828
Herbert 222,189 16,126 22,321 17,535 55,982
Herberton - Wairuna 661,771 2,668 3,480 20,012 26,160
Hodgkinson Basin 1,607,221 681 32,399 33,081
Holroyd Plain - Red Plateau 2,208,468 149 14,771 49,623 64,543
Inglewood Sandstones 1,218,793 326 669 3,807 4,802
Innisfail 195,917 10,768 25,358 7,416 43,543
Isaac - Comet Downs 2,693,397 317 13,929 54,527 68,773
Jardine - Pascoe Sandstones 1,451,290 40,648 3,624 57,807 4,838 106,917
Jericho 1,486,926 2,627 11,945 14,572
Karumba Plains 1,070,737 483,244 1,244 25,965 6,776 517,228
Kidston 2,929,528 264 3,494 68,055 71,813
Kirrama - Hinchinbrook 283,165 680 473 1,606 2,760
Kynuna Plateau 2,293,311 749 36,010 36,759
Lake Pure 984,908 12,941 10,897 726 24,563
Langlo Plains 1,290,484 7,869 7,760 15,629
Laura Lowlands 1,791,536 9,082 124 35,482 18,919 63,608
Macalister 112,730 24 477 1,869 2,370
Macintyre - Weir Fan 291,967 238 4,000 6,822 11,060
Manifold 79,681 9,417 7,121 5,319 21,856
Marlborough Plains 1,216,837 161,654 593 17,145 19,726 199,118
McArthur 589,190 1,428 9,986 11,414
Mitchell - Gilbert Fans 5,262,816 7,903 1,636 102,472 233,708 345,719
Moonie - Barwon Interfluve 689,472 < 1 562 2,295 2,856
Moonie R. - Commoron Creek Floodout 750,659 954 219 1,173
Moreton Basin 784,969 83 9,040 18,521 27,645
Mount Isa Inlier 4,641,852 73 109,955 110,028
Mount Morgan Ranges 1,275,970 2 138 920 8,281 9,341
Nandewar Northern Complex 629,398 71 25,709 25,779
Narrandool 16,500 95 7 102
Nebine Plains 1,207,796 2,082 69,840 592 72,515
Nebo - Connors Ranges 449,269 170 9,965 10,134
Noccundra Slopes 1,798,759 949 11,012 15,845 27,807
North Eastern Plains 660,369 890 1,529 13,789 16,208
Northern Bowen Basin 1,316,957 412 2,105 29,582 32,100
Northern Holroyd Plain 2,464,074 1,560 < 1 87,352 14,966 103,878
Northern Uplands 1,147,549 98 3,865 3,963
Paluma - Seaview 233,751 37 1,576 1,613
Prairie - Torrens Creeks Alluvials 1,580,383 900 4,949 12,998 18,847
Proserpine - Sarina Lowlands 471,784 40,768 13 50,205 13,600 104,586
Scenic Rim 228,692 18 4,005 4,023
Simpson Desert 1,964,992 32,322 7,604 329 40,255
South Burnett 563,866 428 3,730 4,159
South Drummond Basin 1,009,244 114 1,144 11,067 12,325
Southern Downs 4,264,666 75 3,719 22,506 26,300
Southern Great Barrier Reef 272 < 1 < 1
Southern Wooded Downs 4,720,995 1,708 36,071 37,779
Southwestern Downs 3,715,454 716 11,694 44,265 56,674
Southwestern Plateaus & Floodouts 1,333,519 775 22,233 23,008
Stanthorpe Plateau 137,941 266 7,351 7,617
Starke Coastal Lowlands 513,912 19,482 1,725 11,334 8,567 41,109
Strzelecki Desert 402,443 39,768 2,776 49 42,593
Sturt Stony Desert 5,773,950 201,048 127,726 50,874 379,648
Sunshine Coast - Gold Coast Lowlands 365,498 27,794 525 79,158 12,086 119,563
Tara Downs 511,339 1,201 451 1,652
Taroom Downs 652,005 451 2,597 2,940 5,988
Tenterfield Plateau 7,456 181 181
Thorntonia 779,074 14 39,646 39,660
Toko Plains 498,425 4,119 1,600 1,944 7,663
Townsville Plains 768,022 72,105 217 12,813 43,359 128,494
Tully 138,876 20,095 11 22,055 2,159 44,319
Undara - Toomba Basalts 2,076,208 1,129 53,146 27,540 81,815
Upper Belyando Floodout 466,275 275 1,072 1,347
Urisino Sandplains 860,249 71 7,638 1,104 8,813
Warrambool - Moonie 573,576 10 3,183 4,364 7,557
Warrego Plains 2,168,127 1,165 30,830 6,495 38,491
Weipa Plateau 2,875,674 70,078 59,443 12,305 141,826
Wellesley Islands 127,711 19,949 1,324 4 21,277
Weribone High 966,510 668 8,923 9,590
West Balonne Plains 1,991,194 7,555 537 8,093
West Bulloo 2,852,104 101 14,334 18,729 33,163
West Warrego 4,220,623 674 14,410 28,318 43,403
Whitsunday 91,153 3,100 2 62 165 3,328
Woodenbong 2,846 0
Woondoola Plains 2,375,110 206 158 12,187 85,376 97,927
Woorabinda 749,785 4,487 8,283 12,770
Wyarra Hills 397,935 445 6,030 6,475

Note that these totals may be lower than the Queensland totals due to incomplete coverage of biogeographic subregions.

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.


This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2022) Biogeographic subregion pre-clear wetland system extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-extent-pre-clear/biogeographic-subregion.html

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