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Get species by ID

Returns the species profile and notes for the specified taxon id ('taxonid') that have been approved for release. The URLs to images and maps are returned if they exist (not available for csv format).

Species profile search can be used to locate species information (by name or a taxonomy search). It uses the Get species by ID function to display species profiles with images and maps and uses the Get surveys by species function for downloading data.

Example outputs:
- JSON (default):
- XML:
- CSV:

Mandatory Variables:
taxonid: A unique id that identifies a particular species. Use Get species to access taxonids.

Optional Variables:
f: The format of the response. There are 4 possible options; json, xml, kml and csv. Json is the default if 'f' is not set. If the output is spatial, GeoJson will be return for 'f=json' and KML will be returned for 'f=xml' or 'f=kml'.

Output Field Descriptions: (Note - not all fields may be present for each species)
TaxonID: The unique identifier for the taxon from the WildNet database.
ScientificName: The scientific name for the taxon.
AcceptedCommonName: The preferred common name for the taxon.
KingdomName: The scientific name for the kingdom.
KingdomCommonName: The common name for the kingdom.
ClassName: The scientific name for the class.
ClassCommonName: The common name for the class.
FamilyName: The scientific name for the family.
FamilyCommonName: The common name for the family.
FamilyRank: The numerical rank for the family from the WildNet database.
IsSuperseded: Denotes whether the species name is no longer current (true or 1)
TaxonomyAuthor: Author for the species description.
AlternativeCommonName: An alternative common name used for the species.
Description: A description of the species.
EPBCStatusCode: Status under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. For a current list access Get EPBC statuses.
NCAStatusCode: Status under the Nature Conservation Act 1992. For a current list access Get NCA statuses.
BOTStatusCode: The status of the taxon under the DEHP's Back on Track prioritisation framework (L-Low, M-Medium, H-High and DD-Data Deficient).
ConservationSignificant: Denotes if the taxon is conservation significant (i.e. listed as threatened or near threatened under the Nature Conservation Act 1992, listed as threatened under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 or listed on CAMBA, JAMBA, ROKAMBA or the Bonn Convention) (1=Conservation Significant).
Endemicity: Denotes if a species is native (N).
Distribution: Notes about the distribution of the species. Confidential will be displayed in this field if the species is listed as confidential. For a current access Queensland Confidential Species.
Habitat: Notes about the habitat of the species.
WetlandStatus: Indicates if the species is a wetland indicator species (I) or a wetland dependent (D) or not.
Behaviour: Notes about the behaviour of the species.
Reproduction: Notes about the species' reproduction.
Diet: Notes about the diet of the species.
HumanUses: Notes about any human uses of the species. ThreateningProcesses:Notes about the threatening processes effecting of the species.
ManagementRecommendations: Any management recommendations for the species.
References: References used to compile the species profile.
Author: The name of the author of the profile and the data that it was prepared.

If images or maps have been approved for publication the following will be provided for each:
Type: The type of item (options are Available Image, Preferred Image, Available Map and Preferred Map).
Format: The format of the item.
URL: The URL to access the item.
Reference: The reference for the item.

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Additional information

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Last updated 30/05/2019
Created 03/02/2014
Next review 30/06/2020
Format JSON
Mime type application/json
Size 1 KiB
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Expiration date30/06/2020
Used in data-driven applicationNO
createdover 5 years ago
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last modified18 days ago
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Data attribution

Environment and Science, Queensland Government, Qld wildlife data API, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 sourced on 17 June 2019


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