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Southeast Fisheries Science Center, 2022: ROUNDSCALE SPEARFISH general morphometric data, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/30419.

Item Identification

Title: ROUNDSCALE SPEARFISH general morphometric data
Status: In Work
Abstract:

Little information has been produced since the mid 1970s about the roundscale spearfish Tetrapturus georgii (Lowe, 1840). The most complete species description was based on examination of four individuals from the eastern Atlantic. On the basis of detailed laboratory examination of 16 specimens, as well as fishery observer information and biological samples from an additional 49 individual specimens, we update morphological descriptions and key identification characteristics of this species for the western North Atlantic. Key characters include lateral scale morphology and position of the anal opening the scales having rounded and broad anterior bases with usually multiple posterior points, and the anal opening located a distance between 0.48 and 0.81 the height of the first anal fin.

Purpose:

Establish identification criteria

Notes:

Data were collected as part of the Pelagic Observer Program

Supplemental Information:

Dennis Lee started this data collection.

He retired in 2006

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)
Tetrapturus georgii View WoRMS Aphia Record
UNCONTROLLED
None abundance
None billfish
None distribution
None morphology
None morphometrics
None Spearfish

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
UNCONTROLLED
None northwestern Atlantic

Physical Location

Organization: Southeast Fisheries Science Center
City: Miami
State/Province: FL
Country: USA
Location Description:

Location Of The Main Office Of The South East Fisheries Science Center

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 272798
Date Effective From: 1996
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Beerkircher, Larry
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
Email Address: lawrence.r.beerkircher@noaa.gov
Phone: 305-361-4290
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Distributor

CC ID: 284537
Date Effective From: 2016
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC)
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
USA
Phone: (305)361-5761
URL: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/about/southeast-fisheries-science-center
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 274704
Date Effective From: 1996
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Beerkircher, Larry
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
Email Address: lawrence.r.beerkircher@noaa.gov
Phone: 305-361-4290
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 274705
Date Effective From: 1996
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Beerkircher, Larry
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
Email Address: lawrence.r.beerkircher@noaa.gov
Phone: 305-361-4290
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 272804
W° Bound: -78
E° Bound: -42
N° Bound: 46
S° Bound: 18
Description

Caribbean Sea And U.S. South Atlantic Ocean

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 272803
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1996
End: 2007

Access Information

Security Class: Sensitive
Data Access Procedure:

Obtain NDA from SEFSC and request data from POC

Data Access Constraints:

Waiver Needed

Data Quality

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Observer debriefing by subject matter expert

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: No
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: 0
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: Yes
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: Yes
If Distributor (Data Hosting Service) is Needed, Please Indicate: No
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: 0
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:

N/A

Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: To Be Determined
If To Be Determined, Unable to Archive, or No Archiving Intended, Explain:

N/A

Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: 0
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

The data resides on a secure government network requiring multi-factor authentication for network access.

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Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 284543
Description:

Data collected via paper forms at sea by fisheries observers. Sent to Miami Lab Pelagic Observer Program, where reviewed. Questions or potential errors at dealt with during observer debriefing. Any required edits on the paper forms were made in red ink. Data was originally entered into an Excel spreadsheet but later transferred to Oracle schema.

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Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 30419
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:30419
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2016-02-03 06:10+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-05-16 11:52+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-05-06
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year