Data about Pleuronectiformes
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|Mussels and Clams||GloBI|
|Gulls and Allies||GloBI|
|Hardheaded Sea Catfish||GloBI|
Evolution and Systematics
||The Paleobiology Database|
Glossary for Pleuronectiformes
- The original description of the elevation (altitude, usually above sea level) of the Location.
- This taxon is still in existence, as opposed to extinct.
- extinction status
- Indicates whether a taxon is extant (living today) or extinct.
- feeds on
- consumes for energetic or other nutritional needs
- first appearance (older bound)
- The older bound for the first appearance of this taxon in the fossil record, in Ma.
- first appearance (younger bound)
- The younger bound for the first appearance of this taxon in the fossil record, in Ma.
- has predator
- is consumed for energetic or other nutritional needs (by another organism)
- interacts with
- an organism has an effect on another organism in the community.
- last appearance (older bound)
- The older bound for the last appearance of this taxon in the fossil record, in Ma.
- last appearance (younger bound)
- The younger bound for the last appearance of this taxon in the fossil record, in Ma.
- 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.
- million years ago
- 1 megaannum in the past. Megaannum, Ma. is a unit of time equal to one million (10^6) years.
- onset of fertility
- The age at which an organism develops the ability to produce live offspring.
- total life span
- The full period of time from birth to death of an organism.
- water depth
- The depth of seawater at a location where this organism has been observed or collected.
- water salinity
- Dissolved salt concentration in seawater at a location where this organism has been observed or collected.
- water temperature
- Temperature of the water at a location where this organism has been observed or collected.
- A physical quality inhering in a bearer that has mass near a gravitational body.
For some attributes EOL determines the span of values available for a taxon across all sources.
|Trait||Values||Record Count||Taxa Count|
|elevation||0 to 15.7 m||20||8|
|latitude||-66.3 to 79.3 degrees||1496||746|
|longitude||-180 to 180.0 degrees||1510||746|
|onset of fertility||2.8 to 13.49 years||30||16|
|total life span||2.0 to 90.0 years||35||35|
|water depth||-9 to 4,976.0 m||1236||649|
|water salinity||5.72 to 40.31 PSU||1062||530|
|water temperature||-2.07 to 29.34 degrees Celsius||1062||530|
|weight||233.75 g to 199.65 kg||20||20|
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