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IBRA bioregion 2009 wetland habitat extents

Definition of IBRA bioregion

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

Display areas in
2009 wetland habitat extent by IBRA bioregion metadata
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IBRA bioregion Total area
(ha)
Wetland area by habitat Total
wetland area
(ha)
INT01a INT01b INT02 LA14 LA15 LA16a LA16b LC06 LC07 LC08a LC08b LC09 PA10 PA11a PA11b PA11c PA12a PA12b PA12c PA12d PA13 PC02a PC02b PC02c PC02d PC04a PC04c PC04d PC04e PC05 XX99-P-A XX99-P-C
Total 172,991,372 3,485 469,833 585,174 466,827 21,198 38 179 8,381 156 7,618 998 1,172 83,813 107,237 1,374,945 82,551 157,095 142,284 207,268 3,050 28 267,566 13,005 143,538 10,174 119,334 156,109 16,144 44 3,336 3,275 4,690 4,460,546
Brigalow Belt North (BBN) 13,674,533 27 86,980 45,563 11 1,992 164 4,098 89 874 250 4,731 81 740 3,426 14,600 54,101 1,831 2,173 221,732
Brigalow Belt South (BBS) 21,596,722 96 0 6,057 27 < 1 3,775 1 26 5,432 11,294 4,107 1,978 32,794
Cape York Peninsula (CYP) 12,256,457 153,757 89,071 4,999 150,038 247 91,867 9,542 22,557 3,824 525,900
Central Mackay Coast (CMC) 1,464,208 39,895 13,325 12,486 1,345 4,996 7,005 3,548 82,598
Channel Country (CHC) 20,586,529 364,880 27,741 33,916 1,359,680 50,542 59,032 83,616 1,979,407
Coral Sea (COS) 17,167 0
Darling Riverine Plains (DRP) 1,286,683 43 333 1,913 157 72 952 < 1 2,727 1,189 2,571 35 9 191 72 10,265
Desert Uplands (DEU) 6,941,095 20,264 34,697 5,813 3,648 5,940 4,750 10 28 4 75,154
Einasleigh Uplands (EIU) 11,625,726 135 880 0 2,267 804 31,322 23,395 3,326 686 2,939 128 1,226 168 67,275
Gulf Fall and Uplands (GFU) 589,180 844 518 65 1,428
Gulf Plains (GUP) 21,894,679 100,751 413,917 786 38 179 12 1,007 37,322 1,203 13,914 84,252 1 5,562 60,234 29,181 12,167 60,872 8 19 821,428
Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD) 24,162,527 1,159 16 2,796 11,908 25 520 25,778 5,097 2 47,302
Mount Isa Inlier (MII) 6,754,379 756 13 52 27 14 863
Mulga Lands (MUL) 18,606,551 22,553 17,332 16,214 397 13,340 32,663 55,192 80,942 64 < 1 < 1 < 1 238,699
Nandewar (NAN) 629,160 17 52 4 73
New England Tablelands (NET) 145,132 222 222
Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD) 2,621,932 77,315 4,025 1,271 1,600 104 2,254 3,905 90,474
South Eastern Queensland (SEQ) 6,149,605 3,458 43,566 18,522 2,607 998 25,796 11,332 13,439 44,559 4,849 11,540 180,666
Wet Tropics (WET) 1,989,107 44,788 4,776 156 7,180 2,605 109 14,589 5,912 498 44 3,336 275 84,267

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

Wetland habitat code descriptions
INT01a Mangroves - Casuarina
INT01b Mangroves - other
INT02 Salt marsh and salt flats
LA14 Arid and semi-arid saline lake
LA15 Arid and semi-arid floodplain lake
LA16a Arid and semi-arid other non-floodplain lake
LA16b Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain clay plan lake
LC06 Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake
LC07 Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain rock lake
LC08a Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand (window) lake
LC08b Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand (perched) lake
LC09 Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake
PA10 Arid and semi-arid saline swamp
PA11a Arid and semi-arid floodplain tree swamp
PA11b Arid and semi-arid floodplain shrub swamp
PA11c Arid and semi-arid floodplain grass, sedge and herb swamp
PA12a Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain tree swamp
PA12b Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain shrub swamp
PA12c Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain grass, sedge and herb swamp
PA12d Arid and semi-arid other non-floodplain swamp
PA13 Arid and semi-arid Great Artesian Basin fed spring swamp
PC02a Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree (Melaleuca and Eucalypt) swamp
PC02b Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp
PC02c Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass, sedge, and herb swamp
PC02d Coastal and sub-coastal other non-floodplain swamp
PC04a Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree (Melaleuca and Eucalypt) swamp
PC04c Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, and herb swamp
PC04d Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain wet heath swamp
PC04e Coastal and sub-coastal other floodplain swamp
PC05 Coastal and sub-coastal tree (palm) swamp
XX99-P-A Unknown - Swamp - Arid and semi-arid
XX99-P-C Unknown - Swamp - Coastal and sub-coastal

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) IBRA bioregion 2009 wetland habitat extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-habitat-2009/ibra-bioregion.html

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