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Summary

Abstract

The ELMR database contains distribution, relative abundance, and life history information for 153 species in 122 estuaries. | Description Source: NOS, Biogeography Branch

Entity Information

Data Attribute / Type Description
Relative Abundance
VARCHAR
The relative abundance is reported for each species by month and salinity zone. The abundance of a species at a particular life stage was considered relative to that of the same life stage of other similar species. For more detailed information on how these rankings were determined refer to the National Report (NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS CCMA 144) for methodology. | Description Source: NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS CCMA 144
Region
VARCHAR
Region: the database is divided into 5 study regions. | Description Source: NOS, Biogeography
Estuary
Unknown
Name of Estuary | Description Source: NOS, Biogeography Branch
Species
Unknown
Common and scientific name of species available in ELMR database. | Description Source: NOS, Biogeography Branch
Life Stage
VARCHAR
The database contains information of five "typical" life stages: adult, spawning adult, juvenile, larvae, and egg. There were a few exceptions to these defined life stages for certain species. | Description Source: NOS, Biogeography Branch
Salinity Zone
Unknown
Species data are reported by life stage for each salinity zone range. The five-zone system is used for the Gulf of Mexico and North Carolina (Salinity Zone I, 0-0.5 ppt; Salinity Zone II, 0.5-5 ppt; Salinity Zone III, 5-15 ppt; Salinity Zone IV, 15-25 ppt; Salinity Zone V, >25 ppt). The older three-zone system is used for the remainder of the Southeast (Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida east coast), and for the West Coast, Mid-Atlantic, and North Atlantic (Tidal Fresh, 0-0.5 ppt; Mixing 0.5-25 ppt. and Seawater >25 ppt). | Description Source: NOS, Biogeography Branch

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Item Identification

Title: Dataset parameters for the ELMR database
Short Name: Dataset parameters for the ELMR database
Status: Completed
Abstract:

The ELMR database contains distribution, relative abundance, and life history information for 153 species in 122 estuaries. | Description Source: NOS, Biogeography Branch

Notes:

Converted from FGDC using 'fgdc_to_inport_xml_entity.pl' script.

Data Attributes

Attribute Summary

Rubric Score Primary Key? Name Type Description
100
Relative Abundance VARCHAR The relative abundance is reported for each species by month and salinity zone. The abundance of a species at a particular life stage was considered relative to that of the same life stage of other similar species. For more detailed information on how these rankings were determined refer to the National Report (NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS CCMA 144) for methodology. | Description Source: NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS CCMA 144
100
Region VARCHAR Region: the database is divided into 5 study regions. | Description Source: NOS, Biogeography
100
Estuary Unknown Name of Estuary | Description Source: NOS, Biogeography Branch
100
Species Unknown Common and scientific name of species available in ELMR database. | Description Source: NOS, Biogeography Branch
100
Life Stage VARCHAR The database contains information of five "typical" life stages: adult, spawning adult, juvenile, larvae, and egg. There were a few exceptions to these defined life stages for certain species. | Description Source: NOS, Biogeography Branch
100
Salinity Zone Unknown Species data are reported by life stage for each salinity zone range. The five-zone system is used for the Gulf of Mexico and North Carolina (Salinity Zone I, 0-0.5 ppt; Salinity Zone II, 0.5-5 ppt; Salinity Zone III, 5-15 ppt; Salinity Zone IV, 15-25 ppt; Salinity Zone V, >25 ppt). The older three-zone system is used for the remainder of the Southeast (Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida east coast), and for the West Coast, Mid-Atlantic, and North Atlantic (Tidal Fresh, 0-0.5 ppt; Mixing 0.5-25 ppt. and Seawater >25 ppt). | Description Source: NOS, Biogeography Branch

Attribute Details

Relative Abundance

CC ID: 533816
Seq. Order: 1
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The relative abundance is reported for each species by month and salinity zone. The abundance of a species at a particular life stage was considered relative to that of the same life stage of other similar species. For more detailed information on how these rankings were determined refer to the National Report (NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS CCMA 144) for methodology. | Description Source: NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS CCMA 144

Allowed Values: .: no data available | 0: not present | 2: rare | 3: common | 4: abundant | 5: highly abundant |

Region

CC ID: 533817
Seq. Order: 2
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Region: the database is divided into 5 study regions. | Description Source: NOS, Biogeography

Allowed Values: Gulf of Mexico: ELMR study region | Mid-Atlantic: ELMR study region | North Atlantic: ELMR study region | Southeast: ELMR study region | West Coast: ELMR study region |

Estuary

CC ID: 533818
Seq. Order: 3
Data Storage Type: Unknown
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Name of Estuary | Description Source: NOS, Biogeography Branch

Allowed Values: Variable name of estuary. 122 estuaries are in the ELMR database.

Species

CC ID: 533819
Seq. Order: 4
Data Storage Type: Unknown
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Common and scientific name of species available in ELMR database. | Description Source: NOS, Biogeography Branch

Allowed Values: variable by estuary

Life Stage

CC ID: 533820
Seq. Order: 5
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The database contains information of five "typical" life stages: adult, spawning adult, juvenile, larvae, and egg. There were a few exceptions to these defined life stages for certain species. | Description Source: NOS, Biogeography Branch

Allowed Values: Adults: reproductively mature individuals | spawning adults: reproductively mature individuals releasing eggs or sperm | juvenile: immature but otherwise similar to adults | larvae: larvae differ from juveniles and adults in form | egg: egg | Mating: Mating replaces spawning for crab species | Parturition: Parturition replaces spawning for live bearing shark species |

Salinity Zone

CC ID: 533821
Seq. Order: 6
Data Storage Type: Unknown
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Species data are reported by life stage for each salinity zone range. The five-zone system is used for the Gulf of Mexico and North Carolina (Salinity Zone I, 0-0.5 ppt; Salinity Zone II, 0.5-5 ppt; Salinity Zone III, 5-15 ppt; Salinity Zone IV, 15-25 ppt; Salinity Zone V, >25 ppt). The older three-zone system is used for the remainder of the Southeast (Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida east coast), and for the West Coast, Mid-Atlantic, and North Atlantic (Tidal Fresh, 0-0.5 ppt; Mixing 0.5-25 ppt. and Seawater >25 ppt). | Description Source: NOS, Biogeography Branch

Allowed Values: Variable, classification system varies by region.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 41269
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:41269
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2017-04-06 10:33+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2017-04-11
Owner Org: NCCOS
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2017-04-11
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2018-04-11