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Proserpine - Sarina Lowlands biogeographic subregion

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Proserpine - Sarina Lowlands biogeographic subregion wetland area by system 2017
System Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 638.3 100.0% 13.5%
Artificial and highly modified 33.9 5.3% 0.7%
Estuarine 390.2 61.1% 8.3%
Lacustrine 2.2 0.3% 0.0%
Palustrine 103.0 16.1% 2.2%
Riverine 109.0 17.1% 2.3%

There are approximately 839 lacustrine/palustrine wetlands in this region.

Proserpine - Sarina Lowlands biogeographic subregion wetland area by habitat 2017
Habitat Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 638.3 100.0% 13.5%
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 283.6 44.4% 6.0%
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 106.6 16.7% 2.3%
Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp 22.2 3.5% 0.5%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 3.3 0.5% 0.1%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 0.2 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 18.2 2.9% 0.4%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 59.1 9.3% 1.3%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 1.8 0.3% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 0.4 0.1% 0.0%
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 27.3 4.3% 0.6%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp 0.0 0.0% 0.0%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 1.2 0.2% 0.0%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 0.0 0.0% 0.0%
(modified natural) Riverine 5.4 0.8% 0.1%
Riverine 109.0 17.1% 2.3%

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

Proserpine - Sarina Lowlands biogeographic subregion 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 638.3 638.1 638.0 636.8 635.9 * 87.0%
Artificial and highly modified 33.9 33.5 33.2 31.4 29.6 n/a
Estuarine 390.2 390.3 390.3 390.4 390.5 96.9%
Lacustrine 2.2 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.1 n/a
Palustrine 103.0 103.0 103.1 103.1 103.2 56.1%
Riverine 109.0 109.2 109.3 109.7 110.4 82.5%

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

Proserpine - Sarina Lowlands biogeographic subregion wetland extent change by habitat
Habitat 2017 area
(km²)
2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
Total 638.3 638.1 638.0 636.8 635.9
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 283.6 283.7 283.7 283.7 283.7
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 106.6 106.6 106.6 106.7 106.8
Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp 22.2 22.2 22.2 22.2 22.3
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 18.2 18.2 18.2 18.3 18.4
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 59.1 59.1 59.1 59.1 59.1
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 27.3 26.9 26.6 24.8 23.0
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
(modified natural) Riverine 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4
Riverine 109.0 109.2 109.3 109.7 110.4

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.

Wildlife

Kingdom
Class
Native Introduced Wetland
indicator
species
Rare or
threatened
species
All
TOTAL 3172 474 360 69 3696
Animals 711 28 159 46 739
Mammals 94 12 8 12 106
Birds 385 11 85 20 396
Reptiles 117 1 11 8 118
Amphibians 33 1 15 4 34
Ray-finned fishes 35 2 37 0 37
Cartilaginous fishes 2 0 2 1 2
Insects 43 1 1 1 44
Malacostracans 1 0 0 0 1
Arachnids 1 0 0 0 1
Bacteria 20 0 0 0 20
Chromists 42 0 0 0 42
Fungi 170 0 0 0 173
Plants 2229 446 201 23 2722

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) Proserpine - Sarina Lowlands biogeographic subregion — facts and maps, WetlandInfo website, accessed 24 September 2020. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/facts-maps/biogeographic-subregion-proserpine-sarina-lowlands/

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