Biodiversity

Australian Biological Resources Study

Fauna databases and online resources

Online fauna resources

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Australian Faunal Directory (AFD)

This is a free online public enquiry database that provides taxonomic and biological information on the Australian fauna. The database is constantly being updated and expanded with addition of new data sets. At present about 84 percent of described species are listed in the Australian Faunal Directory.

AFD biocode search (previously CAVS and CAAB):

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Centipedes of Australia  

This powerful electronic key and information package enables quick and accurate identification of Australian centipede species.

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Guide to the Marine Zooplankton of south eastern Australia  

This interactive tool provides a comprehensive, fully illustrated means of identifying the major zooplankton from the seas of south eastern Australia.

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Nematodes  

This powerful electronic key and information package enables quick and accurate identification of Australian nematode species.

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POLiKEY

POLiKEY is an interactive key and information system for polychaete families and higher taxa. It contains 104 polychaete taxa, comprising 17 higher-level taxa, 82 families and five subfamily groups.

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Species Bank

Species Bank is a project that aims to expand the wildlife experience of the Australian community by describing and illustrating species of interest and/or importance to the community, their interactions with each other and ourselves, and their importance as a natural part of the environment we all share.

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