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BOLD - Australian records

Latest version published by CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere on Jan 2, 2019 CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

Barcode of Life data extract, October 2010 Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) is an informatics workbench aiding the acquisition, storage, analysis and publication of DNA barcode records. By assembling molecular, morphological and distributional data, it bridges the traditional bioinformatics chasm. BOLD is freely available to any researcher with interests in DNA Barcoding. By providing specialized services, it aids in the assembly of records that meet the standards needed to gain BARCODE designation in the global sequence databases. Because of its web-based delivery and flexible data security model, it is also well positioned to support projects that involve broad research alliances.

Data sourced from the Atlas of Living Australia (December 2018) Taxa have been matched to the World Register of Marine Species: WoRMS ( and only marine records have been published.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 2,434 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.


Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 2,434 records in English (167 KB) - Update frequency: not planned
Metadata as an EML file download in English (6 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (6 KB)


The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Page R D M (2016). International Barcode of Life project (iBOL). Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow. Occurrence Dataset accessed via on 2017-06-23.


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has not been registered with GBIF




Who created the resource:

Andrew Mitchell
Chair of BOLD (Australia)
BOLD AU (02) 9320 6346

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Andrew Mitchell
Chair of BOLD (Australia)
BOLD AU (02) 9320 6346

Who filled in the metadata:

Andrew Mitchell
Chair of BOLD (Australia)
BOLD AU (02) 9320 6346

Who else was associated with the resource:

Dave Watts
OBIS Australia Node manager
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere PO Box 1538 7001 Hobart Tasmania AU +61 (3) 6232 5062

Geographic Coverage

Australian and Southern Ocean waters

Bounding Coordinates South West [-56.7, 67], North East [-9.4, 168.5]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1965-12-31 / 2010-11-24

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers