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Tully biogeographic subregion

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Tully biogeographic subregion wetland area by system 2017
System Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 318.3 100.0% 22.9%
Artificial and highly modified 5.7 1.8% 0.4%
Estuarine 202.9 63.8% 14.6%
Lacustrine 0.2 0.1% 0.0%
Palustrine 90.2 28.3% 6.5%
Riverine 19.3 6.1% 1.4%

There are approximately 761 lacustrine/palustrine wetlands in this region.

Tully biogeographic subregion wetland area by habitat 2017
Habitat Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 318.3 100.0% 22.9%
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 190.0 59.7% 13.7%
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 13.0 4.1% 0.9%
Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp 4.5 1.4% 0.3%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 16.7 5.2% 1.2%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp 0.9 0.3% 0.1%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 2.0 0.6% 0.1%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 57.4 18.0% 4.1%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 2.8 0.9% 0.2%
Coastal and sub-coastal tree swamp—Palm 5.9 1.9% 0.4%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 0.1 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 0.1 0.0% 0.0%
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 3.1 1.0% 0.2%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 0.2 0.1% 0.0%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp 0.1 0.0% 0.0%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 0.2 0.1% 0.0%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 1.7 0.5% 0.1%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 0.4 0.1% 0.0%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal tree swamp—Palm 0.0 0.0% 0.0%
Riverine 19.3 6.1% 1.4%

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

Tully 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 318.3 318.7 318.7 319.0 319.8 * 73.0%
Artificial and highly modified 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.7 n/a
Estuarine 202.9 202.9 202.9 202.9 202.9 99.7%
Lacustrine 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 n/a
Palustrine 90.2 90.6 90.6 90.9 91.7 44.0%
Riverine 19.3 19.3 19.3 19.3 19.3 84.0%

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

Tully biogeographic subregion wetland extent change by habitat
Habitat 2017 area
(km²)
2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
Total 318.3 318.7 318.7 319.0 319.8
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 190.0 190.0 190.0 190.0 190.0
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0
Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 16.7 16.7 16.7 16.7 16.9
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.1
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 57.4 57.7 57.7 57.9 58.4
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 2.8 2.8 2.8 3.0 3.1
Coastal and sub-coastal tree swamp—Palm 5.9 5.9 5.9 5.9 5.9
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal tree swamp—Palm 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Riverine 19.3 19.3 19.3 19.3 19.3

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.

Wildlife

Kingdom
Class
Native Introduced Wetland
indicator
species
Rare or
threatened
species
All
TOTAL 2242 189 260 77 2458
Animals 517 13 113 36 530
Mammals 66 6 4 13 72
Birds 309 5 60 13 314
Reptiles 73 1 10 3 74
Amphibians 33 1 13 5 34
Ray-finned fishes 25 0 25 1 25
Cartilaginous fishes 1 0 1 0 1
Insects 10 0 0 1 10
Bacteria 10 0 0 0 10
Chromists 12 0 0 0 12
Fungi 134 0 0 0 137
Plants 1569 176 147 41 1769

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

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This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2013) Tully biogeographic subregion — facts and maps, WetlandInfo website, accessed 24 September 2020. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/facts-maps/biogeographic-subregion-tully/

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