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IBRA bioregion 2017 wetland habitat extents

Definition of IBRA bioregion

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

Display areas in
2017 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 3,685 469,787 584,858 466,826 21,198 38 179 8,392 156 7,618 998 1,172 83,840 107,212 1,374,939 82,545 156,975 142,259 207,190 3,027 28 267,453 12,989 143,769 10,144 118,876 155,888 16,107 44 3,331 3,272 4,732 4,459,527
Brigalow Belt North (BBN) 13,674,533 27 86,966 45,482 11 2,003 164 4,097 89 874 248 4,536 81 963 3,421 14,441 54,091 1,828 2,215 221,537
Brigalow Belt South (BBS) 21,596,722 96 0 6,057 27 < 1 3,766 1 26 5,447 11,140 4,035 1,978 32,574
Cape York Peninsula (CYP) 12,256,457 153,758 89,067 4,999 149,984 247 91,867 9,541 22,557 3,824 525,843
Central Mackay Coast (CMC) 1,464,208 39,927 13,324 12,404 1,345 5,014 6,949 3,560 82,524
Channel Country (CHC) 20,586,529 364,879 27,741 33,916 1,359,674 50,542 59,032 83,616 1,979,401
Coral Sea (COS) 17,167 0
Darling Riverine Plains (DRP) 1,286,683 43 333 1,913 157 72 952 < 1 2,705 1,149 2,546 35 9 191 72 10,177
Desert Uplands (DEU) 6,941,095 20,264 34,725 5,794 3,645 5,938 4,741 10 28 4 75,149
Einasleigh Uplands (EIU) 11,625,726 135 880 0 2,268 804 31,328 23,407 3,326 686 2,862 128 1,226 168 67,216
Gulf Fall and Uplands (GFU) 589,180 844 518 65 1,428
Gulf Plains (GUP) 21,894,679 100,751 413,914 786 38 179 12 1,007 37,319 1,203 13,914 84,240 1 5,562 60,233 29,178 12,055 60,810 8 19 821,230
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 16,211 397 13,337 32,553 55,167 80,860 64 < 1 < 1 < 1 238,475
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 3,658 43,501 18,286 2,607 998 26,010 11,315 13,433 44,719 4,802 11,503 180,831
Wet Tropics (WET) 1,989,107 44,787 4,784 156 7,194 2,603 109 14,556 5,871 498 44 3,331 275 84,208

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 2017 wetland habitat extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-habitat-2017/ibra-bioregion.html

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