to_worms {benthos}R Documentation

Convert Taxon Names to Comply with WoRMS

Description

Taxon names are standardized according to the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) database. The conversion is case-insensitive. For this conversion, the TWN-list (Taxa Water management the Netherlands) is used, extended with species of the Southern North Sea. See references below for download locations.

Usage

to_worms(taxon, worms = NULL)

is_worms(.data = NULL, taxon)

is_worms_(.data, taxon)

is_accepted(.data = NULL, taxon)

is_accepted_(.data, taxon)

Arguments

taxon

character vector, containing taxon names

worms

an optional table usually created with read_twn.

.data

data in a data.frame, data_frame, data.table, database etc.

Value

character vector with WoRMS compliant species names

TRUE for WoRMS compliant species names, FALSE otherwise.

TRUE for WoRMS/TWN compliant species names, FALSE otherwise.

Functions

References

http://www.marinespecies.org/

http://sofus.ecosys.nl/taxabase.htm

http://www.aquo.nl/faq/faq-twn/


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