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Eastern Gulf of Carpentaria Aquatic Conservation Assessment (AquaBAMM) and other

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Eastern Gulf of Carpentaria Aquatic Conservation Assessment (AquaBAMM) and other wetland area by system 2017
System Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 12,112.0 100.0% 4.0%
Artificial and highly modified 132.9 1.1% 0.0%
Estuarine 2,063.8 17.0% 0.7%
Lacustrine 93.4 0.8% 0.0%
Palustrine 2,691.8 22.2% 0.9%
Riverine 7,130.1 58.9% 2.4%

There are approximately 27,927 lacustrine/palustrine wetlands in this region.

Eastern Gulf of Carpentaria Aquatic Conservation Assessment (AquaBAMM) and other wetland area by habitat 2017
Habitat Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 12,112.0 100.0% 4.0%
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 487.8 4.0% 0.2%
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 1,576.0 13.0% 0.5%
Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp 38.0 0.3% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 736.2 6.1% 0.2%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 88.8 0.7% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain spring swamp 0.5 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 24.1 0.2% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain wet heath swamp 1.2 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 685.3 5.7% 0.2%
Coastal and sub-coastal tree swamp—Palm 0.1 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 28.2 0.2% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 1.2 0.0% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid saline swamp 1.2 0.0% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (floodplain) 195.3 1.6% 0.1%
Arid and semi-arid lignum swamp (floodplain) 8.4 0.1% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (floodplain) 144.8 1.2% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (non-floodplain) 716.1 5.9% 0.2%
Arid and semi-arid lignum swamp (non-floodplain) 0.5 0.0% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (non-floodplain) 19.0 0.2% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain spring swamp 32.4 0.3% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid saline lake 2.9 0.0% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid floodplain lake 1.7 0.0% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain lake 59.3 0.5% 0.0%
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 130.6 1.1% 0.0%
(modified natural) Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (floodplain) 0.0 0.0% 0.0%
(modified natural) Riverine 2.2 0.0% 0.0%
Riverine 7,130.1 58.9% 2.4%

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

Eastern Gulf of Carpentaria Aquatic Conservation Assessment (AquaBAMM) and other wetland extent change by system
System 2017 area
(km²)
2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
2017/pre-clear
percentage
Total 12,112.0 12,156.5 12,156.1 12,150.2 12,145.9 * 99.4%
Artificial and highly modified 132.9 131.5 131.1 125.0 118.8 n/a
Estuarine 2,063.8 2,063.8 2,063.8 2,063.8 2,063.8 100.0%
Lacustrine 93.4 93.4 93.2 93.2 93.2 99.4%
Palustrine 2,691.8 2,693.7 2,693.8 2,693.8 2,694.9 99.5%
Riverine 7,130.1 7,174.1 7,174.2 7,174.4 7,175.2 99.1%

* Total 2017/pre-clear percentage excludes artificial and highly modified

Eastern Gulf of Carpentaria Aquatic Conservation Assessment (AquaBAMM) and other wetland extent change by habitat
Habitat 2017 area
(km²)
2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
Total 12,112.0 12,156.5 12,156.1 12,150.2 12,145.9
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 487.8 487.8 487.8 487.8 487.8
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 1,576.0 1,576.0 1,576.0 1,576.0 1,576.0
Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp 38.0 38.0 38.0 38.0 38.0
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 736.2 736.2 736.2 736.2 736.2
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 88.8 88.8 88.8 88.8 88.9
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain spring swamp 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 24.1 24.4 24.4 24.4 24.5
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain wet heath swamp 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 685.3 686.7 686.8 686.8 686.8
Coastal and sub-coastal tree swamp—Palm 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 28.2 28.2 28.2 28.2 28.2
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2
Arid and semi-arid saline swamp 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2
Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (floodplain) 195.3 195.3 195.3 195.3 195.4
Arid and semi-arid lignum swamp (floodplain) 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.4
Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (floodplain) 144.8 144.8 144.8 144.8 144.8
Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (non-floodplain) 716.1 716.1 716.1 716.2 717.1
Arid and semi-arid lignum swamp (non-floodplain) 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (non-floodplain) 19.0 19.0 19.0 19.0 19.0
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain spring swamp 32.4 32.4 32.4 32.4 32.4
Arid and semi-arid saline lake 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.9
Arid and semi-arid floodplain lake 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain lake 59.3 59.3 59.2 59.2 59.2
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 130.6 129.2 128.8 122.8 116.5
(modified natural) Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (floodplain) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
(modified natural) Riverine 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2
Riverine 7,130.1 7,174.1 7,174.2 7,174.4 7,175.2

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 5925 484 594 240 6616
Animals 1133 30 244 75 1165
Mammals 143 15 5 22 158
Birds 479 9 89 29 488
Reptiles 255 1 24 11 258
Amphibians 71 1 26 12 72
Ray-finned fishes 63 3 66 0 66
Cartilaginous fishes 2 0 2 1 2
Insects 116 1 32 0 117
Malacostracans 3 0 0 0 3
Arachnids 1 0 0 0 1
Bacteria 4 0 0 0 5
Fungi 383 0 0 0 396
Plants 4404 454 350 165 5049
Protozoans 1 0 0 0 1

Note: Wildlife statistics are based on information that has been submitted to the DES 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

Disclaimer: While every care is taken to ensure the accuracy of this product, the Queensland Government and Australian Government make no representations or warranties about its accuracy, reliability, completeness or suitability for any particular purpose and disclaim all responsibility and all liability (including without limitation, liability in negligence) for all expenses, losses, damages (including indirect or consequential damage) and costs which might be incurred as a consequence of reliance on the product, or as a result of the product being inaccurate or incomplete in any way and for any reason.

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This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2013) Eastern Gulf of Carpentaria Aquatic Conservation Assessment (AquaBAMM) and other — facts and maps, WetlandInfo website, accessed 30 August 2021. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/facts-maps/aca-bounding-area-eastern-gulf-of-carpentaria/

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