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GetSpeciesTraits

version 1.0.0 (3.04 KB) by Francisco de Castro
Retrieve taxonomic info and some traits of a species from WoRMS (World Register of Marine Species)

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Updated 20 Nov 2018

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GETSPECIESTRAITS Taxonomy and traits from WoRMS database.
Data= GetSpeciesTraits(X,varargin)
Ths function uses WoRMS to get taxonomic info and some traits about
a list of species. By default it returns only taxonomic info: AphiaID,
Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Status and Valid Name.
To return mean length, mean mass, functional group or feeding type use
any combination of:
GetSpeciesTraits(X,'taxo',TRUE)
GetSpeciesTraits(X,'leng',TRUE)
GetSpeciesTraits(X,'mass',TRUE)
GetSpeciesTraits(X,'func',TRUE)
GetSpeciesTraits(X,'feed',TRUE)
By defult all are FALSE except 'taxo'.

To supress output to the command window use:
GetSpeciesTraits(X,'verbose',FALSE) default: true.

Input argument X must be a string or a 1-column cell array or table.
Only the 1st column will be used.
Returns a table 'Data' with species names in column 1 and taxonomy and
requested traits in following columns. Length will be in cm and mass in
grams.

Cite As

Francisco de Castro (2021). GetSpeciesTraits (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/69481-getspeciestraits), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2018b
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
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