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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

Data Attributes

Attribute Summary

Rubric Score Primary Key? Name Type Description
100
ELEMENT TEXT Major categories of biological data. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
SUBELEMENT TEXT Element subgroup delineating a logical grouping of species. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
NAME TEXT 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 TEXT 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 TEXT State threatened or endangered status. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
F TEXT Federal threatened or endangered status. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
STATE TEXT Two-letter state abbreviation to which state status applies (atlas specific, if applicable). | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
S_DATE TEXT Publication date of source material used to assign state status values for each species, if used. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
F_DATE TEXT Publication date of source material used to assign federal status values for each species, if used. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
GRANK TEXT Global Rank of the species as defined by NatureServe | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
GRANKDATE TEXT Date the GRANK was assessed | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
MAPPING_QUALIFIER TEXT 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 TEXT The field CONC refers to concentration, abundance, or density values, and may contain counts of individuals for each species present at a particular location, or a term that describes relative abundance of invertebrates at a particular site. The qualitative descriptions "ABUNDANT" and "COMMON" were used to describe relative abundance. When no data were available on relative abundance, CONC was given the value "-". | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
JAN TEXT January | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
FEB TEXT February | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
MAR TEXT March | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
APR TEXT April | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
MAY TEXT May | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
JUN TEXT June | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
JUL TEXT July | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
SEP TEXT September | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
AUG TEXT August | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
OCT TEXT October | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
NOV TEXT November | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
DEC TEXT December | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
BREED1 TEXT 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 TEXT 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 TEXT 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 TEXT 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 TEXT 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: 789986
Seq. Order: 1
Data Storage Type: TEXT
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: 789987
Seq. Order: 2
Data Storage Type: TEXT
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 bird | algae: Algae | alligator: Alligator | amphibian: Amphibian | bear: Bear | bivalve: Bivalve | coral: Coral | crab: Crab | diadromous: Diadromous fish | diving: Diving bird | dolphin: Dolphin | e_nursery: Estuarine nursery fish | e_resident: Estuarine resident fish | fish: Fish | gull_tern: Gull or tern | hardbottom: Hardbottom | lizard: Lizard | m_benthic: Marine benthic fish | m_pelagic: Marine pelagic fish | manatee: Manatee | passerine: Passerine bird | pelagic: Pelagic bird | plant: Plant | raptor: Raptor | sav: SAV | shorebird: Shorebird | shrimp: Shrimp | sm_mammal: Small mammal | snake: Snake | turtle: Turtle | upland: Upland vegetation | wading: Wading bird | waterfowl: Waterfowl |

NAME

CC ID: 789988
Seq. Order: 3
Data Storage Type: TEXT
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: 789989
Seq. Order: 4
Data Storage Type: TEXT
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: 789990
Seq. Order: 5
Data Storage Type: TEXT
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

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

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

F

CC ID: 789991
Seq. Order: 6
Data Storage Type: TEXT
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

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

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

STATE

CC ID: 789992
Seq. Order: 7
Data Storage Type: TEXT
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: : | FL: Florida |

S_DATE

CC ID: 789993
Seq. Order: 8
Data Storage Type: TEXT
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: 789994
Seq. Order: 9
Data Storage Type: TEXT
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: 789995
Seq. Order: 10
Data Storage Type: TEXT
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

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

Allowed Values: Codeset: NatureServe Global Conservation Status Ranks | Source: NatureServe

GRANKDATE

CC ID: 789996
Seq. Order: 11
Data Storage Type: TEXT
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

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

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

MAPPING_QUALIFIER

CC ID: 789997
Seq. Order: 12
Data Storage Type: TEXT
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: 789998
Seq. Order: 13
Data Storage Type: TEXT
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 location, or a term that describes relative abundance of invertebrates at a particular site. The qualitative descriptions "ABUNDANT" and "COMMON" were used to describe relative abundance. 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: 789999
Seq. Order: 14
Data Storage Type: TEXT
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

January | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: X: Present in January |

FEB

CC ID: 790000
Seq. Order: 15
Data Storage Type: TEXT
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

February | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: X: Present in February |

MAR

CC ID: 790001
Seq. Order: 16
Data Storage Type: TEXT
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

March | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: X: Present in March |

APR

CC ID: 790002
Seq. Order: 17
Data Storage Type: TEXT
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

April | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: X: Present in April |

MAY

CC ID: 790003
Seq. Order: 18
Data Storage Type: TEXT
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

May | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: X: Present in May |

JUN

CC ID: 790004
Seq. Order: 19
Data Storage Type: TEXT
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

June | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: X: Present in June |

JUL

CC ID: 790005
Seq. Order: 20
Data Storage Type: TEXT
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

July | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: X: Present in July |

SEP

CC ID: 790006
Seq. Order: 21
Data Storage Type: TEXT
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

September | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: X: Present in September |

AUG

CC ID: 790007
Seq. Order: 22
Data Storage Type: TEXT
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

August | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: X: Present in August |

OCT

CC ID: 790008
Seq. Order: 23
Data Storage Type: TEXT
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

October | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: X: Present in October |

NOV

CC ID: 790009
Seq. Order: 24
Data Storage Type: TEXT
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

November | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: X: Present in November |

DEC

CC ID: 790010
Seq. Order: 25
Data Storage Type: TEXT
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

December | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: X: Present in December |

BREED1

CC ID: 790011
Seq. Order: 26
Data Storage Type: TEXT
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: 790012
Seq. Order: 27
Data Storage Type: TEXT
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: 790013
Seq. Order: 28
Data Storage Type: TEXT
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: 790014
Seq. Order: 29
Data Storage Type: TEXT
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: 790015
Seq. Order: 30
Data Storage Type: TEXT
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: 790016
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: 219000001 to 219002130

G_SOURCE

CC ID: 790017
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: 21900001 to 21900527

S_SOURCE

CC ID: 790018
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: 21900001 to 21900527

BREED

CC ID: 790019
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 to N

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 790020
Activity Date/Time: 2018-10-19
Responsible Party: Tyler Christensen
Description:

Converted from FGDC/CSDGM via XSLT.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 54307
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:54307
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2018-10-19 16:08+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2018-11-13 11:46+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-11-13
Owner Org: ORR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year