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Title: 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. [Review, adjust, verify. List all (and only) the ELEMENTS contained in the specific atlas.] | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
SUBELEMENT VARCHAR Element subgroup delineating a logical grouping of species. [Review, adjust, verify. List all (and only) the SUBELEMENTS contained in the specific atlas.] | 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 Unknown 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 [Sample text provided here. Provide atlas-specific info.] The field CONC refers to concentration, abundance or density values, and may contain counts of individuals for each species present at a particular nesting or wintering site, or a term that describes relative abundance of birds at a particular site. The field may contain values from exact counts (e.g., XX BIRDS, XX PAIRS, or XX ADULTS), or binned counts (e.g., 10S, 100S, 1,000S). In cases where no quantitative data were available, the field may contain descriptive terms, such as "HIGH" or "POSSIBLE." If no concentration information was available, the field is populated with "-". Counts were derived from a variety of surveys, and may range in date (see Lineage). | 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
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: 581717
Seq. Order: 1
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Major categories of biological data. [Review, adjust, verify. List all (and only) the ELEMENTS contained in the specific atlas.] | 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: 581738
Seq. Order: 2
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Element subgroup delineating a logical grouping of species. [Review, adjust, verify. List all (and only) the SUBELEMENTS contained in the specific atlas.] | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: alcid: Alcid | amphibian: Amphibian | bivalve: Bivalve | cephalopod: Cephalopod | crab: Crab | diadromous: Diadromous fish | diving: Diving bird | dolphin: Dolphin | e_nursery: Estuarine nursery fish | fish: Fish | freshwater: Freshwater fish | gull_tern: Gull or tern | invert: Invertebrate | m_benthic: Marine benthic fish | m_pelagic: Marine pelagic fish | manatee: Manatee | passerine: Passerine bird | pelagic: Pelagic bird | plant: Plant | raptor: Raptor | shorebird: Shorebird | shrimp: Shrimp | snake: Snake | turtle: Turtle | upland: Upland vegetation | wading: Wading bird | waterfowl: Waterfowl | wetland: Wetland | whale: Whale |

NAME

CC ID: 581731
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: 581721
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: 581735
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: 581718
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: 581737
Seq. Order: 7
Data Storage Type: Unknown
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: Acceptable values change from atlas to atlas.

S_DATE

CC ID: 581739
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: 581720
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: 581722
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: 581723
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: 581728
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: CALVING: Calving | COLONY: Colony | CONCENTRATION AREA: Concentration Area | DENNING: Denning | GENERAL DISTRIBUTION: General Distribution | HARVEST AREA: Harvest Area | HAUL OUT: Haul Out | HAZARD: Hazard | HIGH ECOLOGICAL VALUE: High Ecological Value | MIGRATION: Migration | NESTING: Nesting | NURSERY AREA: Nursery Area | PUPPING: Pupping | RAFTING: Rafting | ROOSTING: Roosting | SPAWNING AREA: Spawning Area | THERMAL REFUGE: Thermal Refuge | VULNERABLE OCCURRENCE: Vulnerable Occurrence | WINTERING: Wintering |

CONC

CC ID: 581715
Seq. Order: 13
Data Storage Type: Unknown
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

[Sample text provided here. Provide atlas-specific info.] The field CONC refers to concentration, abundance or density values, and may contain counts of individuals for each species present at a particular nesting or wintering site, or a term that describes relative abundance of birds at a particular site. The field may contain values from exact counts (e.g., XX BIRDS, XX PAIRS, or XX ADULTS), or binned counts (e.g., 10S, 100S, 1,000S). In cases where no quantitative data were available, the field may contain descriptive terms, such as "HIGH" or "POSSIBLE." If no concentration information was available, the field is populated with "-". Counts were derived from a variety of surveys, and may range in date (see Lineage). | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: Acceptable values change from atlas to atlas.

JAN

CC ID: 581725
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: 581719
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: 581729
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: 581707
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: 581730
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: 581727
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: 581726
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: 581736
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: 581708
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: 581733
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: 581732
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: 581716
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: 581710
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: 581711
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: 581712
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: 581713
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: 581714
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: 581734
Seq. Order: 31
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Max Length: 9
Min Length: 9
Required: No
Primary Key: No
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: 283000001 – 283001292

G_SOURCE

CC ID: 581724
Seq. Order: 32
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Max Length: 8
Min Length: 8
Required: No
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: 28300101 – 28300953

S_SOURCE

CC ID: 581740
Seq. Order: 33
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Max Length: 8
Min Length: 8
Required: No
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: 28300101 – 28300953

BREED

CC ID: 581709
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 - 206

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 47223
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:47223
Metadata Record Created By: David Moe Nelson
Metadata Record Created: 2017-09-07 15:25+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-09-28
Owner Org: ORR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-09-29