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IBRA bioregion 2009 wetland habitat

Definition of IBRA bioregion

based on wetland mapping version 5.0 metadata

2009 wetland habitat extent by IBRA bioregion metadata
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IBRA bioregion Total area
(km²)
Wetland area by habitat Total
wetland area
(km²)
1 10 11a 11b 11c 12a 12b 12c 13 14 15 16a 16b 2a 2b 2c 3 30 31 4a 4b 4c 4d 5 50 6 7 8 8a 8b 9 99 M-1 M-11a M-11c M-12c M-2a M-2b M-2c M-30 M-31 M-40 M-4a M-4c M-5 M-50 M-6 M-9
Total 1,729,913.7 351.7 530.5 923.8 16,596.4 1,268.7 1,347.7 1,211.4 2,210.1 41.1 265.8 2,182.9 2,738.0 13.6 2,645.8 211.2 824.7 7.7 4,809.0 6,627.4 1,113.2 122.7 1,888.8 1.7 35.1 24,877.4 106.2 1.6 0.6 63.8 9.7 96.1 0.6 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 14.1 0.1 5.8 1.3 0.0 3,037.2 45.0 11.1 3.9 122.4 12.5 4.0 76,382.3
Brigalow Belt North (BBN) 136,745.3 225.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 68.0 0.8 5.3 866.5 1,212.7 220.1 0.0 353.9 2,336.0 4.8 17.4 0.0 0.1 0.3 875.9 18.4 4.6 36.3 1.4 6,248.4
Brigalow Belt South (BBS) 215,967.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 37.6 3.3 0.3 1.5 126.6 111.4 1,279.4 24.7 61.6 13.7 0.2 486.9 7.3 3.4 28.0 0.0 0.2 2,186.0
Cape York Peninsula (CYP) 122,564.6 37.1 0.2 14.1 3.2 0.1 1,422.5 82.9 494.9 7.0 1,590.7 1,006.2 29.4 556.6 0.0 894.0 0.8 0.6 57.4 16.3 6,214.0
Central Mackay Coast (CMC) 14,642.1 27.3 32.6 13.4 1.5 398.7 133.0 50.2 64.8 260.5 1.8 0.1 0.0 82.5 1.2 5.6 0.0 1,073.3
Channel Country (CHC) 205,865.3 217.1 115.3 16,245.7 900.2 145.1 539.6 914.3 2,115.6 1,630.7 2.2 3,747.1 10.4 0.3 26,583.6
Coral Sea (COS) 171.7 0.0
Darling Riverine Plains (DRP) 12,866.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 56.6 20.3 1.7 219.1 24.1 0.8 0.5 412.1 5.2 0.2 9.6 12.5 0.1 762.8
Desert Uplands (DEU) 69,411.0 226.2 32.9 0.3 80.1 118.4 5.7 187.0 0.3 171.8 20.0 15.3 0.0 0.0 765.3 0.0 22.6 0.2 1,646.2
Einasleigh Uplands (EIU) 116,257.3 267.2 5.6 278.0 10.8 0.2 0.2 1.7 117.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3,010.4 0.0 154.5 6.5 3,852.3
Gulf Fall and Uplands (GFU) 5,891.8 8.9 0.3 4.9 0.0 99.6 0.0 113.6
Gulf Plains (GUP) 218,946.8 42.2 5.5 347.7 11.9 255.6 773.0 0.0 15.4 32.8 3.9 1.7 10.9 772.7 112.6 0.5 1,020.6 4,036.0 51.5 1.2 691.3 6,098.1 42.3 1.4 0.6 0.1 53.6 1.2 14,384.1
Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD) 241,625.3 32.9 129.9 0.8 5.2 211.0 50.0 1.7 0.8 14.3 0.1 0.0 2,465.9 89.3 1.4 3,003.3
Mount Isa Inlier (MII) 67,543.8 7.4 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.0 1,861.7 72.9 0.8 1,944.0
Mulga Lands (MUL) 186,065.5 45.5 104.3 191.0 11.0 18.3 431.8 990.6 1.0 89.8 28.6 191.0 11.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 523.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 92.6 3.0 2,733.5
Nandewar (NAN) 6,291.6 0.5 0.0 0.2 90.3 40.8 0.4 132.3
New England Tablelands (NET) 1,451.3 0.1 2.1 35.9 5.8 0.8 44.7
Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD) 26,219.3 36.1 7.1 17.5 1.0 5.6 23.1 41.9 14.5 758.6 0.3 15.0 0.7 921.4
South Eastern Queensland (SEQ) 61,496.0 0.5 248.4 109.0 168.2 0.0 474.4 190.0 442.2 121.4 55.8 922.7 7.5 0.0 6.4 9.7 13.5 0.0 0.1 1.1 0.0 547.3 3.8 0.6 27.7 0.1 2.3 3,352.9
Wet Tropics (WET) 19,891.1 18.8 0.0 0.0 64.0 4.9 36.0 456.7 49.6 136.5 34.5 35.1 252.5 0.2 1.6 1.3 0.1 0.3 0.1 4.7 0.3 0.0 72.9 9.2 2.2 3.9 0.7 1,186.0

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

Habitat code descriptions
1 Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp
10 Arid and semi-arid saline swamp
11a Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (floodplain)
11b Arid and semi-arid lignum swamp (floodplain)
11c Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (floodplain)
12a Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (non-floodplain)
12b Arid and semi-arid lignum swamp (non-floodplain)
12c Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (non-floodplain)
13 Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain spring swamp
14 Arid and semi-arid saline lake
15 Arid and semi-arid floodplain lake
16a Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain lake
16b Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain lake—claypans
2a Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp.
2b Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp
2c Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp
3 Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain spring swamp
30 Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities
31 Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes
4a Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp.
4b Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain wet heath swamp
4c Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp
4d Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lignum swamps
5 Coastal and sub-coastal tree swamp—Palm
50 Riverine
6 Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake
7 Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain rock lake
8 Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lake
8a Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lake—Window
8b Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lake—Perched
9 Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake
99 UNASSIGNED Palustrine or Lacustrine
M-1 (modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp
M-11a (modified natural) Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (floodplain)
M-11c (modified natural) Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (floodplain)
M-12c (modified natural) Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (non-floodplain)
M-2a (modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp.
M-2b (modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp
M-2c (modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp
M-30 (modified natural) Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities
M-31 (modified natural) Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes
M-40 Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels)
M-4a (modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp.
M-4c (modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp
M-5 (modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal tree swamp—Palm
M-50 (modified natural) Riverine
M-6 (modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake
M-9 (modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake

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 and Science, Queensland (2015) IBRA bioregion 2009 wetland habitat, WetlandInfo website, accessed 13 May 2021. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-habitat-2009/ibra-bioregion.html

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