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Moreton Bay Islands drainage basin

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Moreton Bay Islands drainage basin wetland area by system 2013
System Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 132.0 100.0% 24.1%
Artificial and highly modified 2.1 1.6% 0.4%
Estuarine 63.6 48.2% 11.6%
Lacustrine 1.7 1.3% 0.3%
Palustrine 64.6 48.9% 11.8%

There are approximately 170 lacustrine/palustrine wetlands in this region.

Moreton Bay Islands drainage basin wetland area by habitat 2013
Habitat Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 132.0 100.0% 24.1%
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 54.5 41.3% 10.0%
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 9.1 6.9% 1.7%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 18.6 14.1% 3.4%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp 0.3 0.2% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 44.1 33.4% 8.1%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 1.3 1.0% 0.2%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain wet heath swamp 0.3 0.2% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 0.0 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lake—Window 0.6 0.5% 0.1%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lake—Perched 1.1 0.8% 0.2%
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 2.1 1.6% 0.4%

Disclaimer

Areas do not include marine or estuarine waters but do include estuarine wetland vegetation
(e.g. mangroves and tidal flats).

Areas are approximate and calculated using the GDA94 / Australian Albers projection.

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

Moreton Bay Islands drainage basin wetland extent change by system
System 2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
2013/pre-clear
percentage
Total 132.0 131.3 130.5 130.4 98.1%
Artificial and highly modified 2.1 1.3 0.4 0.3 n/a
Estuarine 63.6 63.6 63.6 63.6 98.3%
Lacustrine 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 98.4%
Palustrine 64.6 64.6 64.8 64.8 97.2%
Moreton Bay Islands drainage basin wetland extent change by habitat
Habitat 2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
Total 132.0 131.3 130.5 130.4
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 54.5 54.5 54.5 54.5
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.1
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 18.6 18.6 18.6 18.6
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 44.1 44.1 44.3 44.3
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain wet heath swamp 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lake—Window 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lake—Perched 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 2.1 1.3 0.4 0.3

Disclaimer

Areas do not include marine or estuarine waters but do include estuarine wetland vegetation
(e.g. mangroves and tidal flats).

Areas are approximate and calculated using the GDA94 / Australian Albers projection.

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 2517 489 388 83 3035
Animals 745 32 185 60 802
Mammals 86 14 8 10 100
Birds 412 10 83 32 447
Reptiles 77 1 15 7 78
Amphibians 33 1 15 6 34
Ray-finned fishes 42 6 48 1 48
Cartilaginous fishes 15 0 15 2 15
Insects 76 0 1 2 76
Malacostracans 3 0 0 0 3
Snails 1 0 0 0 1
Fungi 275 0 0 0 275
Plants 1223 457 203 23 1684
Protists 274 0 0 0 274

Note: Wildlife statistics are based on information that has been submitted to the EHP 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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Moreton Bay Islands drainage basin — facts and maps, WetlandInfo, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 12 September 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/facts-maps/basin-moreton-bay-islands/>.

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