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Item Identification

Title: BIOFILE
Short Name: BIOFILE
Status: Completed
Abstract:

The data table BIOFILE contains biological attribute data and key fields for linking to the vector objects in the biological data layers and to the associated data tables, BREED_DT and SOURCES. See the Entity_and_Attribute_Overview for a detailed description of how the primary attribute tables relate to the geographic data layers. Also see the Browse_Graphic section for a link to the entity-relationship diagram, which describes the way this table relates to other attribute tables in the ESI data structure. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Notes:

Converted from FGDC using 'fgdc_to_inport_xml_entity.pl' script.

Data Attributes

Attribute Summary

Rubric Score Primary Key? Name Type Description
100
ELEMENT VARCHAR Major categories of biological data. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
SUBELEMENT VARCHAR Element subgroup delineating a logical grouping of species. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
NAME Unknown Species common name for the entire ESI data set. This atlas contains a subset of the species found in the ESI Species List, available online at http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/maps-and-spatial-data/esi-species-list.html. For a list of the species included in this data layer, see the Completeness_Report. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
GEN_SPEC Unknown Species scientific name for the entire ESI data set. This atlas contains a subset of the species found in the ESI Species List, available online at http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/maps-and-spatial-data/esi-species-list.html. For a list of the species included in this data layer, see the Completeness_Report. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
S VARCHAR State threatened or endangered status. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
F VARCHAR Federal threatened or endangered status. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
STATE VARCHAR Two-letter state abbreviation to which state status applies (atlas specific, if applicable). | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
S_DATE VARCHAR Publication date of source material used to assign state status values for each species, if used. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
F_DATE VARCHAR Publication date of source material used to assign federal status values for each species, if used. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
GRANK VARCHAR Global Rank of the species as defined by NatureServe | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
GRANKDATE VARCHAR Date the GRANK was assessed | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
MAPPING_QUALIFIER VARCHAR An indication of why this feature was mapped in the ESI. The following mapping qualifiers were used in the development of this atlas. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
CONC Unknown The field CONC refers to concentration, abundance, or density values, and may contain counts of individuals for each species present at a particular site, or a term that describes relative abundance of marine mammals at a particular site. Qualitative descriptions were used to most closely match source data and include "RARE", "LOW", "MED", "COMMON", and "HIGH". When no data were available on relative abundance, CONC was given the value "-". | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
JAN VARCHAR January | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
FEB VARCHAR February | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
MAR VARCHAR March | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
APR VARCHAR April | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
MAY VARCHAR May | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
JUN VARCHAR June | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
JUL VARCHAR July | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
SEP VARCHAR September | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
AUG VARCHAR August | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
OCT VARCHAR October | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
NOV VARCHAR November | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
DEC VARCHAR December | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
BREED1 Unknown Life history stage or activity type, where: if ELEMENT is "BIRD" then BREED1 = nesting; if ELEMENT is "FISH" then BREED1 = spawning; if ELEMENT is "INVERT" then BREED1 = spawning; if ELEMENT is "HERP" then BREED1 = nesting; if ELEMENT is "M_MAMMAL" then BREED1 = mating. Values will show month or range of months (e.g., JAN-MAY). A value of "-" indicates life stage or activity not present or not reported. A value of "N/A" indicates that the breed category is not used or not appropriate for the element referenced. This attribute is not used for BENTHIC, HABITAT, or T_MAMMAL elements. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
BREED2 Unknown Life history stage or activity type, where: if ELEMENT is "BIRD" then BREED2 = migrating; if ELEMENT is "FISH" then BREED2 = eggs; if ELEMENT is "INVERT" then BREED2 = eggs; if ELEMENT is "HERP" then BREED2 = hatching; if ELEMENT is "M_MAMMAL" then BREED2 = calving. Values will show month or range of months (e.g., JAN-MAY). A value of "-" indicates life stage or activity not present or not reported. A value of "N/A" indicates that the breed category is not used or not appropriate for the element referenced. This attribute is not used for BENTHIC, HABITAT, or T_MAMMAL elements. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
BREED3 Unknown Life history stage or activity type, where: if ELEMENT is "BIRD" then BREED3 = migrating; if ELEMENT is "FISH" then BREED3 = larvae; if ELEMENT is "INVERT" then BREED3 = larvae; if ELEMENT is "HERP" then BREED3 = internesting; if ELEMENT is "M_MAMMAL" then BREED3 = pupping. Values will show month or range of months (e.g., JAN-MAY). A value of "-" indicates life stage or activity not present or not reported. A value of "N/A" indicates that the breed category is not used or not appropriate for the element referenced. This attribute is not used for BENTHIC, HABITAT, or T_MAMMAL elements. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
BREED4 Unknown Life history stage or activity type, where: if ELEMENT is "BIRD" then BREED4 = molting; if ELEMENT is "FISH" then BREED4 = juveniles; if ELEMENT is "INVERT" then BREED4 = juveniles; if ELEMENT is "HERP" then BREED4 = juveniles; if ELEMENT is "M_MAMMAL" then BREED4 = molting. Values will show month or range of months (e.g., JAN-MAY). A value of "-" indicates life stage or activity not present or not reported. A value of "N/A" indicates that the breed category is not used or not appropriate for the element referenced. This attribute is not used for BENTHIC, HABITAT, or T_MAMMAL elements. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
BREED5 Unknown Life history stage or activity type, where: if ELEMENT is "FISH" then BREED5 = adults; if ELEMENT is "INVERT" then BREED5 = adults; if ELEMENT is "HERP" then BREED5 = adults. Values will show month or range of months (e.g., JAN-MAY). A value of "-" indicates life stage or activity not present or not reported. A value of "N/A" indicates that the breed category is not used or not appropriate for the element referenced. This attribute is not used for BENTHIC, BIRD, HABITAT, M_MAMMAL, or T_MAMMAL elements. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
Primary Key RARNUM NUMBER A 9-digit identifier that links records in the BIOFILE data table to related records in the biological data layers. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
G_SOURCE NUMBER An 8-digit identifier that links to the SOURCES data table record providing information on the geographic source. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
S_SOURCE NUMBER An 8-digit identifier that links to the SOURCES data table record providing information on the seasonality source. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
BREED NUMBER Identifier that links records in the BIOFILE data table to related records in the BREED_DT data table. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Attribute Details

ELEMENT

CC ID: 551295
Seq. Order: 1
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Major categories of biological data. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: BENTHIC: Benthic habitats | BIRD: Birds | FISH: Fish | HABITAT: Habitats and plants | HERP: Reptiles and Amphibians | INVERT: Invertebrates | M_MAMMAL: Marine mammals | T_MAMMAL: Terrestrial mammals |

SUBELEMENT

CC ID: 551296
Seq. Order: 2
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Element subgroup delineating a logical grouping of species. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: alcid: Alcid | alligator: Alligator | amphibian: Amphibian | bivalve: Bivalve | crab: Crab | crayfish: Crayfish | diadromous: Diadromous fish | diving: Diving bird | dolphin: Dolphin | e_nursery: Estuarine nursery fish | fish: Fish | freshwater: Freshwater fish | frog: Frog | gull_tern: Gull or tern | hardbottom: Hardbottom | insect: Insect | m_benthic: Marine benthic fish | m_pelagic: Marine pelagic fish | manatee: Manatee | passerine: Passerine bird | pelagic: Pelagic bird | pinniped: Pinniped | plant: Plant | raptor: Raptor | shorebird: Shorebird | shrimp: Shrimp | sm_mammal: Small mammal | snake: Snake | turtle: Turtle | ungulate: Ungulate | upland: Upland vegetation | wading: Wading bird | waterfowl: Waterfowl | wetland: Wetland | whale: Whale |

NAME

CC ID: 551297
Seq. Order: 3
Data Storage Type: Unknown
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Species common name for the entire ESI data set. This atlas contains a subset of the species found in the ESI Species List, available online at http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/maps-and-spatial-data/esi-species-list.html. For a list of the species included in this data layer, see the Completeness_Report. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: Acceptable values change from atlas to atlas.

GEN_SPEC

CC ID: 551298
Seq. Order: 4
Data Storage Type: Unknown
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Species scientific name for the entire ESI data set. This atlas contains a subset of the species found in the ESI Species List, available online at http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/maps-and-spatial-data/esi-species-list.html. For a list of the species included in this data layer, see the Completeness_Report. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: Acceptable values change from atlas to atlas.

S

CC ID: 551299
Seq. Order: 5
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

State threatened or endangered status. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: E: Endangered on state list | T: Threatened on state list | C: Species of Special Concern | S: Threatened or endangered due to similarity of appearance | X: Experimental essential population | -: No state status applies |

F

CC ID: 551300
Seq. Order: 6
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Federal threatened or endangered status. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: E: Endangered on federal list | T: Threatened on federal list | C: Species of Special Concern | S: Threatened or endangered due to similarity of appearance | X: Experimental essential population | -: No federal status applies |

STATE

CC ID: 551301
Seq. Order: 7
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Two-letter state abbreviation to which state status applies (atlas specific, if applicable). | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: NC: North Carolina |

S_DATE

CC ID: 551302
Seq. Order: 8
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Publication date of source material used to assign state status values for each species, if used. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: YYYYMM: YYYY for year and optionally MM for month |

F_DATE

CC ID: 551303
Seq. Order: 9
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Publication date of source material used to assign federal status values for each species, if used. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: YYYYMM: YYYY for year and optionally MM for month |

GRANK

CC ID: 551304
Seq. Order: 10
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Global Rank of the species as defined by NatureServe | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: NatureServe Global Conservation Status Ranks: NatureServe

GRANKDATE

CC ID: 551305
Seq. Order: 11
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Date the GRANK was assessed | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: YYYYMM: YYYY for year and optionally MM for month | 0: Date unspecified |

MAPPING_QUALIFIER

CC ID: 551306
Seq. Order: 12
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

An indication of why this feature was mapped in the ESI. The following mapping qualifiers were used in the development of this atlas. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: COLONY: Colony | CONCENTRATION AREA: Concentration Area | GENERAL DISTRIBUTION: General Distribution | HARVEST AREA: Harvest Area | HAUL OUT: Haul Out | HIGH ECOLOGICAL VALUE: High Ecological Value | MIGRATION: Migration | NESTING: Nesting | NURSERY AREA: Nursery Area | ROOSTING: Roosting | SPAWNING AREA: Spawning Area | VULNERABLE OCCURRENCE: Vulnerable Occurrence | WINTERING: Wintering |

CONC

CC ID: 551307
Seq. Order: 13
Data Storage Type: Unknown
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The field CONC refers to concentration, abundance, or density values, and may contain counts of individuals for each species present at a particular site, or a term that describes relative abundance of marine mammals at a particular site. Qualitative descriptions were used to most closely match source data and include "RARE", "LOW", "MED", "COMMON", and "HIGH". When no data were available on relative abundance, CONC was given the value "-". | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: Acceptable values change from atlas to atlas.

JAN

CC ID: 551308
Seq. Order: 14
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

January | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: X: Present in January |

FEB

CC ID: 551309
Seq. Order: 15
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

February | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: X: Present in February |

MAR

CC ID: 551310
Seq. Order: 16
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

March | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: X: Present in March |

APR

CC ID: 551311
Seq. Order: 17
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

April | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: X: Present in April |

MAY

CC ID: 551312
Seq. Order: 18
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

May | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: X: Present in May |

JUN

CC ID: 551313
Seq. Order: 19
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

June | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: X: Present in June |

JUL

CC ID: 551314
Seq. Order: 20
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

July | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: X: Present in July |

SEP

CC ID: 551315
Seq. Order: 21
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

September | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: X: Present in September |

AUG

CC ID: 551316
Seq. Order: 22
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

August | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: X: Present in August |

OCT

CC ID: 551317
Seq. Order: 23
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

October | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: X: Present in October |

NOV

CC ID: 551318
Seq. Order: 24
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

November | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: X: Present in November |

DEC

CC ID: 551319
Seq. Order: 25
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

December | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: X: Present in December |

BREED1

CC ID: 551320
Seq. Order: 26
Data Storage Type: Unknown
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Life history stage or activity type, where: if ELEMENT is "BIRD" then BREED1 = nesting; if ELEMENT is "FISH" then BREED1 = spawning; if ELEMENT is "INVERT" then BREED1 = spawning; if ELEMENT is "HERP" then BREED1 = nesting; if ELEMENT is "M_MAMMAL" then BREED1 = mating. Values will show month or range of months (e.g., JAN-MAY). A value of "-" indicates life stage or activity not present or not reported. A value of "N/A" indicates that the breed category is not used or not appropriate for the element referenced. This attribute is not used for BENTHIC, HABITAT, or T_MAMMAL elements. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: Acceptable values change from atlas to atlas.

BREED2

CC ID: 551321
Seq. Order: 27
Data Storage Type: Unknown
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Life history stage or activity type, where: if ELEMENT is "BIRD" then BREED2 = migrating; if ELEMENT is "FISH" then BREED2 = eggs; if ELEMENT is "INVERT" then BREED2 = eggs; if ELEMENT is "HERP" then BREED2 = hatching; if ELEMENT is "M_MAMMAL" then BREED2 = calving. Values will show month or range of months (e.g., JAN-MAY). A value of "-" indicates life stage or activity not present or not reported. A value of "N/A" indicates that the breed category is not used or not appropriate for the element referenced. This attribute is not used for BENTHIC, HABITAT, or T_MAMMAL elements. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: Acceptable values change from atlas to atlas.

BREED3

CC ID: 551322
Seq. Order: 28
Data Storage Type: Unknown
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Life history stage or activity type, where: if ELEMENT is "BIRD" then BREED3 = migrating; if ELEMENT is "FISH" then BREED3 = larvae; if ELEMENT is "INVERT" then BREED3 = larvae; if ELEMENT is "HERP" then BREED3 = internesting; if ELEMENT is "M_MAMMAL" then BREED3 = pupping. Values will show month or range of months (e.g., JAN-MAY). A value of "-" indicates life stage or activity not present or not reported. A value of "N/A" indicates that the breed category is not used or not appropriate for the element referenced. This attribute is not used for BENTHIC, HABITAT, or T_MAMMAL elements. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: Acceptable values change from atlas to atlas.

BREED4

CC ID: 551323
Seq. Order: 29
Data Storage Type: Unknown
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Life history stage or activity type, where: if ELEMENT is "BIRD" then BREED4 = molting; if ELEMENT is "FISH" then BREED4 = juveniles; if ELEMENT is "INVERT" then BREED4 = juveniles; if ELEMENT is "HERP" then BREED4 = juveniles; if ELEMENT is "M_MAMMAL" then BREED4 = molting. Values will show month or range of months (e.g., JAN-MAY). A value of "-" indicates life stage or activity not present or not reported. A value of "N/A" indicates that the breed category is not used or not appropriate for the element referenced. This attribute is not used for BENTHIC, HABITAT, or T_MAMMAL elements. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: Acceptable values change from atlas to atlas.

BREED5

CC ID: 551324
Seq. Order: 30
Data Storage Type: Unknown
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Life history stage or activity type, where: if ELEMENT is "FISH" then BREED5 = adults; if ELEMENT is "INVERT" then BREED5 = adults; if ELEMENT is "HERP" then BREED5 = adults. Values will show month or range of months (e.g., JAN-MAY). A value of "-" indicates life stage or activity not present or not reported. A value of "N/A" indicates that the breed category is not used or not appropriate for the element referenced. This attribute is not used for BENTHIC, BIRD, HABITAT, M_MAMMAL, or T_MAMMAL elements. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: Acceptable values change from atlas to atlas.

RARNUM

CC ID: 551325
Seq. Order: 31
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Max Length: 9
Min Length: 9
Required: Yes
Primary Key: Yes
Status: Active
Description:

A 9-digit identifier that links records in the BIOFILE data table to related records in the biological data layers. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: 335000001 - 335002448

G_SOURCE

CC ID: 551326
Seq. Order: 32
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Max Length: 8
Min Length: 8
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

An 8-digit identifier that links to the SOURCES data table record providing information on the geographic source. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: 33500001 - 33500479

S_SOURCE

CC ID: 551327
Seq. Order: 33
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Max Length: 8
Min Length: 8
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

An 8-digit identifier that links to the SOURCES data table record providing information on the seasonality source. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: 33500301 - 33500478

BREED

CC ID: 551328
Seq. Order: 34
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Identifier that links records in the BIOFILE data table to related records in the BREED_DT data table. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: 1 - 451

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 43972
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:43972
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2017-04-06 11:37+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-11-13
Owner Org: ORR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-11-14