Get species by ID


Returns the species taxonomy and status information and other notes and images for the specified taxon id ('taxonid') from the Department of Environment and Science's WildNet database that have been approved for release. The URLs to images and maps are returned if they exist (not available for csv format). Taxon id can be accessed via the Species profile search and Conservation status of Queensland wildlife products described below.

Species profile search can be used to locate species information (by name or a taxonomy search) approved for release from the WildNet database. 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 species locations.

The Conservation status of Queensland wildlife dataset that is generated weekly can be accessed to obtain a complete list of the current taxonomy from the WildNet database.

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

Optional Variables
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: (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IsSuperseded: Denotes whether the species name is no longer current (true or 1)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 DES'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 list 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.

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

Examples using different inputs (csv format specified)

Additional Information

Field Value
Data last updated 18 January 2024
Metadata last updated 18 January 2024
Created 22 December 2022
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