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Central Mackay Coast (CMC) IBRA bioregion

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Central Mackay Coast (CMC) IBRA bioregion wetland area by system 2013
System Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 1,077.9 100.0% 7.4%
Artificial and highly modified 82.7 7.7% 0.6%
Estuarine 534.5 49.6% 3.7%
Lacustrine 2.7 0.3% 0.0%
Palustrine 187.8 17.4% 1.3%
Riverine 270.0 25.1% 1.8%

There are approximately 1,069 lacustrine/palustrine wetlands in this region.

Central Mackay Coast (CMC) IBRA bioregion wetland area by habitat 2013
Habitat Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 1,077.9 100.0% 7.4%
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 400.4 37.2% 2.7%
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 134.1 12.4% 0.9%
Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp 26.3 2.4% 0.2%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 32.2 3.0% 0.2%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp 13.4 1.2% 0.1%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 1.1 0.1% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 51.2 4.8% 0.3%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 63.5 5.9% 0.4%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 2.6 0.2% 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) 81.0 7.5% 0.6%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 1.8 0.2% 0.0%
Riverine 270.0 25.1% 1.8%

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

Central Mackay Coast (CMC) IBRA bioregion wetland extent change by system
System 2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
2013/pre-clear
percentage
Total 1,077.9 1,078.1 1,076.6 1,076.3 88.4%
Artificial and highly modified 82.7 82.5 80.5 79.0 n/a
Estuarine 534.5 534.5 534.6 534.7 96.9%
Lacustrine 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 n/a
Palustrine 187.8 188.0 188.0 188.2 76.0%
Riverine 270.0 270.3 270.8 271.7 74.0%
Central Mackay Coast (CMC) IBRA bioregion wetland extent change by habitat
Habitat 2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
Total 1,077.9 1,078.1 1,076.6 1,076.3
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 400.4 400.4 400.4 400.4
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 134.1 134.1 134.2 134.3
Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp 26.3 26.3 26.3 26.3
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 32.2 32.2 32.2 32.2
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp 13.4 13.4 13.4 13.4
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 51.2 51.4 51.4 51.6
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 63.5 63.5 63.5 63.5
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 81.0 80.8 78.7 77.2
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8
Riverine 270.0 270.3 270.8 271.7

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 4366 550 466 103 4920
Animals 823 32 179 49 859
Mammals 109 16 8 12 125
Birds 413 12 87 19 429
Reptiles 158 1 13 11 159
Amphibians 36 1 16 4 37
Ray-finned fishes 49 2 51 1 51
Cartilaginous fishes 2 0 2 1 2
Lampreys 1 0 1 0 1
Insects 54 0 1 1 54
Malacostracans 1 0 0 0 1
Fungi 223 0 0 0 223
Plants 2996 518 287 54 3514
Protists 324 0 0 0 324

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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Central Mackay Coast (CMC) IBRA bioregion — facts and maps, WetlandInfo, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 1 February 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/facts-maps/ibra-bioregion-central-mackay-coast-cmc/>.

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