Species search

URL: https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=speciessearch

Searches for species names from the Department of Environment and Science's WildNet database by matching scientific and all recorded common names. The search returns a list of matches if the search text is found or if it sounds like a species name.

Species profile search can be used to view all the species within a WildNet family and access species information (by name or a taxonomy search) approved for release from the WildNet database.

Conservation status of Queensland wildlife lists all the current species from the WildNet database.

Mandatory Variables
kingdom: A kingdoms common name. For a current list access Get kingdom names.
species: All or part of the scientific name or common name.

Optional Variables
class: A class scientific name.
family: A scientific family name.
f: The format of the response. There are 3 possible options; json, xml and csv. Json is the default if 'f' is not set.

Output Field Descriptions
TaxonID: The unique identifier for the taxon within the WildNet database.
ScientificName: The scientific name for the taxon.
AcceptedCommonName: The preferred common name for the taxon (if provided).
KingdomName: The scientific name for the kingdom.
KingdomCommonName: The common name for the name (if provided).
ClassName: The scientific name for the class.
ClassCommonName: The common name for the class (if provided).
FamilyName: The scientific family name.
FamilyCommonName: The common name for the family (if provided).

Example outputs
- JSON: (default): https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=speciessearch&kingdom=animals&species=wallum
- XML: https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=speciessearch&kingdom=animals&species=wallum&f=xml
- CSV: https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=speciessearch&kingdom=animals&species=wallum&f=csv

Example using different inputs

Additional Information

Last updated November 18, 2020
Created February 3, 2014
Format JSON
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
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Contains open format machine-readable open data.