Data about Siluriformes
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Caudal fin shape
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Glossary for Siluriformes
- An underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock or unconsolidated materials (gravel, sand, silt, or clay) from which groundwater can be usefully extracted using a water well.
- A branched quality inhering in a bearer by virtue of the bearer's being divided into two branches.
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- 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.
- Caudal fin shape
- Any measurable or observable characteristic related to the shape of a caudal fin.
- Naturally formed, subterranean open area or chamber.
- The physical confine of a river, slough or ocean strait consisting of a bed and banks.
- Clutch/brood/litter size
- Single birth offspring quantity. The proportion or number of offspring produced from a single pregnancy (mammals) or ovulation (fish) or nesting (birds).
- Coastal water
- A plane angle unit which is equal to 1/360 of a full rotation or 1.7453310^[-2] rad.
- Degrees Celsius
- Fish farm
- A facility in which fish are raised commercially in tanks or enclosures, usually for food.
- Fresh water
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- Onset of fertility
- The age at which an organism develops the ability to produce live offspring.
- A dimensionless ratio unit which denotes numbers as fractions of 100.
- Practical Salinity Units. The conductivity ratio of a sea water sample to a standard KCl solution. Used to represent salinity.
- Natural freshwater surface streams of considerable volume and a permanent or seasonal flow, moving in a definite channel toward a sea, lake, or another river; any large streams, or ones larger than brooks or creeks, such as the trunk stream and larger branches of a drainage system.
- Seawater depth
- The depth of seawater at a location where this organism has been observed or collected.
- Seawater dissolved O2
- Dissolved oxygen concentration in seawater at a location where this organism has been observed or collected.
- Seawater nitrate
- Dissolved nitrate concentration in seawater at a location where this organism has been observed or collected.
- Seawater O2 saturation
- The percent oxygen saturation in seawater at a location where this organism has been observed or collected.
- Seawater phosphate
- Dissolved phosphate concentration in seawater at a location where this organism has been observed or collected.
- Seawater salinity
- Dissolved salt concentration in seawater at a location where this organism has been observed or collected.
- Seawater silicate
- Dissolved silicate concentration in seawater at a location where this organism has been observed or collected.
- Seawater temperature
- Temperature of seawater at a location where this organism has been observed or collected.
- Total life span
- The full period of time from birth to death of an organism.
- A physical quality inhering in a bearer that has mass near a gravitational body.
- A unit of molarity which is equal to one millionth of a molar or 10^[-6] mol/L
For some attributes EOL determines the span of values available for a taxon across all sources.
|Trait||Values||Record Count||Taxa Count|
|Onset of fertility||1.0 to 5.0 years||17||9|
|Weight||275.0 g to 168.3 kg||10||10|
|Clutch/brood/litter size||65.0 to 52,000.0||5||5|
|Total life span||3.0 to 60.0 years||28||28|