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Gulf Plains (GUP) IBRA bioregion

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Gulf Plains (GUP) IBRA bioregion wetland area by system 2013
System Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 12,856.0 100.0% 5.9%
Artificial and highly modified 52.5 0.4% 0.0%
Estuarine 5,033.9 39.2% 2.3%
Lacustrine 62.8 0.5% 0.0%
Palustrine 3,074.9 23.9% 1.4%
Riverine 4,631.9 36.0% 2.1%

There are approximately 26,229 lacustrine/palustrine wetlands in this region.

Gulf Plains (GUP) IBRA bioregion wetland area by habitat 2013
Habitat Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 12,856.0 100.0% 5.9%
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 990.6 7.7% 0.5%
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 4,043.2 31.5% 1.8%
Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp 41.3 0.3% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 554.7 4.3% 0.3%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp 184.8 1.4% 0.1%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 182.6 1.4% 0.1%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain spring swamp 0.8 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 41.4 0.3% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 634.7 4.9% 0.3%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 43.0 0.3% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 3.4 0.0% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid saline swamp 4.3 0.0% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (floodplain) 333.7 2.6% 0.2%
Arid and semi-arid lignum swamp (floodplain) 12.0 0.1% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (floodplain) 236.7 1.8% 0.1%
Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (non-floodplain) 757.6 5.9% 0.3%
Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (non-floodplain) 57.3 0.4% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain spring swamp 32.8 0.3% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid saline lake 3.0 0.0% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid floodplain lake 1.4 0.0% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain lake 11.5 0.1% 0.0%
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 52.5 0.4% 0.0%
Riverine 4,631.9 36.0% 2.1%
UNASSIGNED Palustrine or Lacustrine 0.6 0.0% 0.0%

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

Gulf Plains (GUP) 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 12,856.0 12,856.1 12,853.3 12,849.9 99.8%
Artificial and highly modified 52.5 52.5 52.4 47.2 n/a
Estuarine 5,033.9 5,033.9 5,033.9 5,033.9 99.6%
Lacustrine 62.8 62.8 62.4 62.5 97.8%
Palustrine 3,074.9 3,075.0 3,075.1 3,076.0 99.5%
Riverine 4,631.9 4,631.9 4,629.6 4,630.3 99.7%
Gulf Plains (GUP) IBRA bioregion wetland extent change by habitat
Habitat 2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
Total 12,856.0 12,856.1 12,853.3 12,849.9
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 990.6 990.6 990.6 990.6
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 4,043.2 4,043.2 4,043.3 4,043.3
Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp 41.3 41.3 41.3 41.3
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 554.7 554.7 554.7 554.8
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp 184.8 184.8 184.8 184.9
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 182.6 182.6 182.6 182.6
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain spring swamp 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 41.4 41.4 41.4 41.5
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 634.7 634.8 634.8 634.9
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 43.0 43.0 43.0 43.0
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.4
Arid and semi-arid saline swamp 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3
Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (floodplain) 333.7 333.6 333.6 333.6
Arid and semi-arid lignum swamp (floodplain) 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0
Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (floodplain) 236.7 236.8 236.8 237.3
Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (non-floodplain) 757.6 757.6 757.6 757.7
Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (non-floodplain) 57.3 57.3 57.3 57.4
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain spring swamp 32.8 32.8 32.8 32.8
Arid and semi-arid saline lake 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0
Arid and semi-arid floodplain lake 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain lake 11.5 11.5 11.2 11.2
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 52.5 52.5 52.4 47.2
Riverine 4,631.9 4,631.9 4,629.6 4,630.3
UNASSIGNED Palustrine or Lacustrine 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6

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 3017 216 458 67 3236
Animals 781 21 180 43 805
Mammals 99 14 4 12 113
Birds 395 5 85 22 403
Reptiles 178 1 22 8 179
Amphibians 35 1 15 0 36
Ray-finned fishes 52 0 52 0 52
Cartilaginous fishes 2 0 2 1 2
Insects 19 0 0 0 19
Malacostracans 1 0 0 0 1
Fungi 14 0 0 0 14
Plants 2213 195 278 24 2408
Protists 9 0 0 0 9

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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Gulf Plains (GUP) IBRA bioregion — facts and maps, WetlandInfo, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 12 September 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/facts-maps/ibra-bioregion-gulf-plains-gup/>.

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