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NMFS Office Of Protected Resources, 2023: Smalltooth Sawfish (US DPS),

Item Identification

Title: Smalltooth Sawfish (US DPS)
Publication Date: 2009-09-02

These data represent the critical habitat for smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinata) as designated by 74 FR 45353, September 2, 2009, Rules and Regulations.


The purpose of these data is to visually represent the critical habitat areas for GIS analysis and display.


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
ISO 19115 Topic Category biota
ISO 19115 Topic Category boundaries
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
None Critical Habitat
None Endangered Species
None GIS
None Pristis pectinata
None smalltooth sawfish

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Caloosahatchee River
None Charlotte County
None Charlotte Harbor
None Collier County
None Estero Bay
None Everglades National Park
None Florida
None Florida Bay
None Gasparilla Sound
None Gulf of Mexico
None Lee County
None Matlacha Pass
None Miami-Dade County
None Monroe County
None Myakka River
None Peace River
None Pine Island Sound
None San Carlos Bay
None Ten Thousand Islands

Physical Location

City: St Petersburg
State/Province: FL

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 1082239
Date Effective From: 2009-09-02
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Brame, Adam
Email Address:

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 1082241
Date Effective From: 2009-09-02
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NMFS Southeast Region GIS Coordinator
Email Address:

Point of Contact

CC ID: 1082240
Date Effective From: 2009-09-02
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NMFS Southeast Region GIS Coordinator
Email Address:


Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Description:

ground condition

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 1082244
W° Bound: -82.276154
E° Bound: -80.388685
N° Bound: 27.012785
S° Bound: 24.851496

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 1082243
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2009-09-02 00:00:00+0000

ground condition

Spatial Information

Reference Systems

Reference System 1

CC ID: 1082236

Coordinate Reference System

CRS Type: Geographic 2D
EPSG Code: EPSG:4326
EPSG Name: WGS 84
See Full Coordinate Reference System Information

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Use Constraints:

Users be advised that the accuracy of this data set is completely dependent upon the accuracy of the shoreline, State Park and Aquatic Preserve, and National Park data used in the creation process. For more details on this process, see the process description. The text description in 74 FR 45353 is always the one, true definition of smalltooth sawfish critical habitat. These or any other depictions are for information purposes only and shouldn't be relied on for regulatory purposes.

Technical Environment


Version 6.2 (Build 9200) ; Esri ArcGIS


Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 1082234

Shorelines, roads, state parks, state aquatic preserves, national park boundaries and COLREGS-72 lines were merged to produce the Critical Habitat area described in the text of the rule.

Process Date/Time: 2009-09-02 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity SawfishSmalltooth_USDPS_20090902

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 65315
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:65315
Metadata Record Created By: Jonathan Molineaux
Metadata Record Created: 2021-08-31 20:54+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-11-30
Owner Org: OPR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2021-11-30
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2022-11-30