Glossary for Metasepia pfefferi

  • Biome
    A major class of ecologically similar communities of plants, animals, and other organisms. Biomes are defined based on factors such as plant structures (such as trees, shrubs, and grasses), leaf types (such as broadleaf and needleleaf), plant spacing (forest, woodland, savanna), and other factors like climate. Unlike ecozones, biomes are not defined by genetic, taxonomic, or historical similarities. Biomes are often identified with particular patterns of ecological succession and climax vegetation.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000428
  • Conservation status
    http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/voc/SPMInfoItems#ConservationStatus
  • Crevasse
    A deep fissure in snow or ice.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000320
  • Data deficient
    A taxon is Data Deficient when there is inadequate information to make a direct, or indirect, assessment of its risk of extinction based on its distribution and/or population status. A taxon in this category may be well studied, and its biology well known, but appropriate data on abundance and/or distribution are lacking. Data Deficient is therefore not a category of threat. Listing of taxa in this category indicates that more information is required and acknowledges the possibility that future research will show that threatened classification is appropriate. It is important to make positive use of whatever data are available. In many cases great care should be exercised in choosing between DD and a threatened status. If the range of a taxon is suspected to be relatively circumscribed, and a considerable period of time has elapsed since the last record of the taxon, threatened status may well be justified.
    http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/categories-and-criteria
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/dataDeficient
  • Degrees
    A plane angle unit which is equal to 1/360 of a full rotation or 1.7453310^[-2] rad.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/UO_0000185
  • Degrees Celsius
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/UO_0000027
  • Geographic distribution
    A description of the geographic distribution, or range, of the taxon. Includes descriptions of global, regional, or political aspects of range and whether the taxon is native or introduced in portions of the range and endemicity.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/voc/SPMInfoItems#Distribution
  • Habitat
    The natural environment in which an organism lives, or the physical environment that surrounds (influences and is utilized by) a species population.
    Habitat. (2013, August 9). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 19:01, August 14, 2013, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Habitat&oldid=567783959
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/Habitat
  • Habitat
    A category or description of the habitat in which the Event occurred.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/habitat
  • Interacts with
    an organism has an effect on another organism in the community.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecological_interaction
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/interactsWithreverse
  • Intertidal zone
    The area of the foreshore and seabed that is exposed to the air at low tide and submerged at high tide, i.e., the area between tide marks.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000316
  • Latitude
    The geographic latitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are north of the Equator, negative values are south of it. Legal values lie between -90 and 90, inclusive.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLatitude
  • Longitude
    The geographic longitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are east of the Greenwich Meridian, negative values are west of it. Legal values lie between -180 and 180, inclusive.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLongitude
  • M
    Meters. A length unit which is equal to the length of the path traveled by light in vacuum during a time interval of 1/299 792 458 of a second.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/UO_0000008
  • Marine habitat
    A habitat that is in or on a sea or ocean containing high concentrations of dissolved salts and other total dissolved solids (typically >35 grams dissolved salts per litre).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000569
  • Ml/l
    Milliliters per liter. A volume per unit volume unit which is equal to one millionth of a liter of solute in one liter of solution.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/UO_0000207
  • Mud
    A liquid or semi-liquid mixture of water and some combination of soil, silt, and clay.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000001
  • Ocean
    Continuous saline-water bodies that surround the continents and fill the Earth's great depressions.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000015
  • Percent
    A dimensionless ratio unit which denotes numbers as fractions of 100.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/UO_0000187
  • Population trend
    http://iucn.org/population_trend
  • Psu
    Practical Salinity Units. The conductivity ratio of a sea water sample to a standard KCl solution. Used to represent salinity.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salinity#Definitions
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/practicalSalinityUnits
  • Reef
    A ridge of rocks, lying near the surface of the sea, which may be visible at low tide, but is usually covered by water.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000130
  • Saline water
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002010
  • Sand
    A naturally occurring granular material composed of finely divided rock and mineral particles.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000017
  • Sea
    A large expanse of saline water usually connected with an ocean.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000016
  • Tropical
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000204
  • Water depth
    The depth of seawater at a location where this organism has been observed or collected.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/verbatimDepth
  • Water dissolved O2 concentration
    Dissolved oxygen concentration in seawater at a location where this organism has been observed or collected.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/DissolvedOxygen
  • Water nitrate concentration
    Dissolved nitrate concentration in seawater at a location where this organism has been observed or collected.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/DissolvedNitrate
  • Water O2 saturation
    The percent oxygen saturation in seawater at a location where this organism has been observed or collected.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/OxygenSaturation
  • Water phosphate concentration
    Dissolved phosphate concentration in seawater at a location where this organism has been observed or collected.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/DissolvedPhosphate
  • Water salinity
    Dissolved salt concentration in seawater at a location where this organism has been observed or collected.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/Salinity
  • Water silicate concentration
    Dissolved silicate concentration in seawater at a location where this organism has been observed or collected.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/DissolvedSilicate
  • Water temperature
    Temperature of the water at a location where this organism has been observed or collected.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/SeawaterTemperature
  • µmol/l
    A unit of molarity which is equal to one millionth of a molar or 10^[-6] mol/L
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/UO_0000064

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