Data about <i>Atractosteus spatula</i>
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|Gulf of Mexico||World Register of Marine Species|
|18.21 degrees||OBIS Environmental Information|
|min||29.25 degrees||OBIS Environmental Information|
|max||30.73 degrees||OBIS Environmental Information|
|max||31.52 degrees||OBIS Environmental Information|
|-82.7 degrees||OBIS Environmental Information|
|max||-85.6 degrees||OBIS Environmental Information|
|min||-94.2 degrees||OBIS Environmental Information|
|min||-97.8 degrees||OBIS Environmental Information|
Glossary for Atractosteus spatula
- Back-arc basin
- A depression in the sea floor that results from the collision of continental plates; the weight of the sinking plate causes the overlying plate to stretch and thin, causing a basin in the overlying plate. Sometimes, the Earth's crust in these basins stretches so much it cracks, allowing magma through from the mantle beneath. Hence, basins often contain active volcanoes and hydrothermal vents.
- An area of calm water unaffected by the current of a stream.
- An area of water bordered by land on three sides.
- A small, slow-moving stream or creek; usually located in low-lying areas.
- Brackish water
- Coastal plain
- An area of flat, low-lying land adjacent to a seacoast and separated from the interior by other features.
- A plane angle unit which is equal to 1/360 of a full rotation or 1.7453310^[-2] rad.
- Drainage basin
- A regions or area bounded by drainage divides and occupied by a drainage system; specifically the tract of country that gathers water originating as precipitation and contributes it to a particular stream channel or system of channels, or to a lake, reservoir, or other body of water.
- Estuarine biome
- Expressions of the estuarine biome occur at wide lower courses of a rivers where they flow into a sea. Estuaries experience tidal flows and their water is a changing mixture of fresh and salt.
- Flood plain
- An area which is subject to periodic flooding.
- Fresh water
- 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.
- 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
- Large lake biome
- Large river biome
- 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.
- Oxbow lake
- A lake which is formed when a wide meander from a stream or a river is cut off to form a lake. They are called oxbow lakes due to the distinctive curved shape that results from this process.
- A body of water, usually of smaller size than a lake.
- 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.
- A wetland that features permanent inundation of large areas of land by shallow bodies of water, generally with a substantial number of hummocks, or dry-land protrusions.