WoRMS webserviceAs a user or developer you can use the WoRMS webservice to feed your own application with standard WoRMS taxonomy.
A non exhaustive list of applications:
Please, let us know if you are using the webservice, so we can add you to the users list.
Don't use the webservice to harvest WoRMS completely, you can request a database dump by completing this form
For problems or questions, please contact email@example.com
Example SOAP implementations
Change historyYou can stay informed of any changes to the webservice.
Send an empty mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Webservice/API has been published or implemented in:
Linking to WoRMSIf you simply want to link to WoRMS, just use this URL: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxlist&tName=Your Species
i.e. http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxlist&tName=Solea solea
(This assumes that you have no idea if the taxon exists, or you do not want to look up the AphiaID)
If you know the taxon exists, lookup the AphiaID, via the search interface, and link to this URL: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=AphiaID
i.e. the AphiaID for Solea solea is 127160: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=127160
Wikispecies has a template to link back to WoRMS.
It is available here: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Template:WRMS (credits go to Lycaon)
Life Science Identifier (LSID)
LSIDs are persistent, location-independent, resource identifiers for uniquely naming biologically significant resources.
WoRMS has implemented LSIDs for all its taxonomic names and they are displayed on each taxon page. We have integrated the AphiaID into the LSID, so in fact you can continue using the AphiaID.
For example: the LSID for Solea solea is: urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:127160
Vocabularies using a WoRMS unique identifier