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Get attribute data by AphiaID


wm_attr_data(id, include_inherited = FALSE, ...)

wm_attr_data_(id = NULL, name = NULL, ...)



(numeric/integer) an AphiaID. For wm_attr_data it's required and must be length(id) == 1, for wm_attr_data_ it's optional and can be length(id) >= 1


(logical) Include attributes inherited from its parent taxon. Default: FALSE


named curl options. see curl::curl_options


(character) one or more taxonomic names. optional


A tibble/data.frame. when using underscore method, outputs from each input are binded together, but can be split by id column

Singular vs. plural

Of the two sister functions, the one without the underscore is the original function that wraps the relavant WoRMS API method - and only accepts one thing (i.e., name or AphiaID) per request.

The sister function with the underscore at the end is the plural version, accepting more than one input. Internally this function loops over the non-underscore method, and labels output (whether it's a list or data.frame rows) with the input names or IDs so that you can easily parse output by your inputs.


if (FALSE) {
wm_attr_data(id = 127160)
wm_attr_data(id = 126436)

wm_attr_data_(id = c(127160, 126436))