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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 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 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 lnks 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: 790043
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: 790044
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: 790045
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: 790046
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: 790047
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: 790048
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: 790049
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: 790050
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: 790051
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: 790052
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: 790053
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: 790054
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: 790055
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 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: 790056
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: 790057
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: 790058
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: 790059
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: 790060
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: 790061
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: 790062
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: 790063
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: 790064
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: 790065
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: 790066
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: 790067
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: 790068
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: 790069
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: 790070
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: 790071
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: 790072
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: 790073
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: 790074
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 lnks 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: 790075
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: 790076
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: 790077
Activity Date/Time: 2018-10-19
Responsible Party: Tyler Christensen
Description:

Converted from FGDC/CSDGM via XSLT.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 54311
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:54311
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 Next Review Date: 2019-11-14