Species lists

Request a species list allows you to request species lists from the WildNet database for Queensland's:

  • protected areas (e.g. national parks, conservation areas etc.)
  • forestry areas (state forests and timber reserves)
  • local government areas.

You can also customise your own search area by using coordinates—latitudes and longitudes.

WildNet species lists can be generated for nominated properties (Lot on Plan or street address) or tenure number from Environmental reports online.

WildNet species lists can also be generated for selected properties and drawn areas from Biomaps.

Things to consider about our data

The wildlife data in the WildNet database is constantly being collated and vetted, so if a species isn’t on a list, it does not necessarily mean it doesn’t occur there, only that the records of that quality are not in the WildNet database.

Also, because the database contains collection data from the 1700s, it does not mean a particular species still inhabits the area. To return more recent information, conduct searches using the more recent records (only records since 1980) option (not available in the selected area option).


Our lists are provided either as an Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) or text file, delivered via email.

Species lists outputs contain the following information:

  • search criteria—provides information about the processed request, including:
    • the report area selected
    • the report data options selected relating to species, type, status (Queensland), records, date and area
    • area information provided such as area name, coordinates and distance
    • email address
    • date submitted
    • date extracted
    • the number of records retrieved (i.e. number of unique taxa or unique wildlife entities included in the output).
  • disclaimer—a copy of the disclaimer.

What to find on our lists

The generated species list includes the following fields:

  • kingdom—the common name for the kingdom of the taxon (i.e. animals, bacteria, chromists, fungi, plants and protozoans)
  • class—the common name for the class of the taxon (e.g. amphibians, birds, mammals, land plants, blue-green algae etc.)
  • family—the family name of the taxon (e.g. Macropodidae, Orchidaceae etc.)
  • scientific name—the scientific name of the taxon. The PDF version has this column italicised.
  • common name—the preferred common name of the taxon. As a species can be known by many common names and a common name can be used for multiple species, not all taxa have been allocated a preferred common name.
  • introduced flag (I)—a flag to indicate an introduced species. Introduced species are those that naturally occur interstate or overseas but have naturalised and now occur in Queensland in the wild.
  • Queensland conservation status (Q)—a taxon’s status under the Nature Conservation Act 1992. The available codes are:
    • extinct (EX)
    • extinct in the wild (PE)
    • critically endangered (CR)
    • endangered (E)
    • vulnerable (V)
    • near threatened (NT)
    • special least concern (SL)
    • least concern (C).
  • Australian conservation status (A)—a taxon’s status under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. The available codes are:
    • extinct (EX)
    • extinct in the wild (XW)
    • critically endangered (CE)
    • endangered (E)
    • vulnerable (V)
    • conservation dependent (CD).
  • records—the number of records of the taxon within the area selected:
    • The first number indicates the total number of records of the taxon for the record option selected (i.e. all, confirmed or specimens). The number 99999 is given if it equals or exceeds this value.
    • The second number located after the / indicates the number of specimen records for the taxon. The number 999 is given if it equals or exceeds this value.

Note: The selected area output only includes the first number. Also, the number of records shown is not the sum of the total number of individuals recorded—it is the total of records retrieved for the taxon.


Information presented on this product is distributed by the Queensland Government as an information source only.

While every care is taken to ensure the accuracy of this data, the State of Queensland makes no statements, representations or warranties about the accuracy, reliability, completeness or suitability of any information contained in this product.

The State of Queensland disclaims all responsibility for information contained in this product and all liability (including liability in negligence) for all expenses, losses, damages and costs you may incur as a result of the information being inaccurate or incomplete in any way for any reason.

Information about your Species lists search request is logged for quality assurance, user support and product enhancement purposes only.

Technical information

The average file size is 300 kilobytes.

Requests are processed every 15 minutes between the hours of 4am and 11pm daily, although scheduled outages and system maintenance can cause delays up to 24 hours.