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
Calling the WoRMS webservice from ASP/JSThis tutorial assumes you are using any webserver with ASP installed and working properly.
Copy and paste the code from the example in an .ASP file and point your browser to the ASP file
Make sure you have installed Microsoft XML Parser 3.0 in your client machine (for access to XMLHTTP and DOM COM objects).
Credits for this tutorial go to CodeProject.com.
Download this example.