Biodiversity of the Gulf of Mexico Database (BioGoMx)

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Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Moretzsohn, F., J. Brenner, P. Michaud, J.W. Tunnell, and T. Shirley
Publication_Date: January 1, 2010
Title: Biodiversity of the Gulf of Mexico Database (BioGoMx)
Edition: 1.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Database
Series_Information:
Series_Name:
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: OBIS-USA
Publisher: Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies (HRI), Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMUCC), Corpus Christi, Texas.
Other_Citation_Details:
Retrieve from http://www.usgs.gov/obis-usa
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Description:
Abstract:
The Biodiversity of the Gulf of Mexico Database (BioGoMx) was based on a comprehensive biotic inventory of the Gulf of Mexico sponsored by the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies (HRI), Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, which resulted in the book: Felder, D. L. and D. K. Camp (eds). 2009. Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. 1393 pp. The biotic inventory was conducted by 140 taxonomic experts from 80 institutions in 15 countries, who were charged with documenting all living biodiversity in the Gulf of Mexico (GMx), as of 2004. The resulting inventory listed 15,419 species in 40 phyla and divisions, arranged in 77 chapters, each encompassing a phylum, class or other taxonomic group. Each chapter has an introduction to the taxon, a short review of the state of the knowledge on the taxon in general, and in particular in the GMx, a checklist of the living species, and a list of references used to document the species in the GMx, its biology, or taxonomic questions. For purposes of this project, biodiversity of the Gulf of Mexico was defined as that documented to occur in marine habitats, coastal waters and tidal wetlands west of Cabo Catoche, Quintana Roo, Mexico (21°33’N, 87°00’W), that in waters north of a line from Cabo Catoche, Mexico, to Cabo de San Antonio, Cuba (21°51’N, 84°57’W), that from coastal waters and tidal wetlands between Cabo de San Antonio and Punta Hicacos, Cuba (23°12’N, 81°08’W), and that from waters and tidal wetlands of the Florida Straits and Florida Keys on or west of a line from Punta Hicacos, Cuba, to the vicinity of Key Largo, Florida (25°06’N, 80°26’W). This delineation thus included all marine waters and tidal wetlands extending to the eastern extreme of Florida Bay. It excluded Cay Sal Bank as well as the extensive system of islands and estuaries east of Punta Hicacos, Cuba. The editors of the book attempted to maintain a standard format across the taxonomic groups. The nature of a few taxa, however, required a deviation from the norm, for example the birds lack information on depth range, and parasitic species had the host(s) listed. Because of limited space (on paper), the tabular checklist only allowed a limited space for information. The checklist consisted of six columns listing the updated taxonomy, including all higher taxonomic levels; a few of the more pertinent abbreviations on the habitat and biology; the depth range; the overall geographic range; the distribution within the Gulf of Mexico; and finally some of the pertinent references and end notes explaining taxonomic issues or details on the record of that species. The species included in each checklist were based on the literature, museum and institutional collections, and observations by professional observers (e.g. in the case of marine mammals). Because of time and space constraints, a listing of the compilation of all records of all species was not possible. Instead, distribution of each species within the GMx was ultimately reported as the expert’s knowledge of the occurrence of the species in four quadrants or eight sectors of the GMx. The BioGMx database was developed by converting the information in the Felder and Camp book into a database. The original chapter authors were invited to perform the conversion, but only a few (four) authors had the time and/or technical expertise to do so. All of the crustacean chapters (16) were converted by a team of researchers (Gema Armendáriz and Fernando Alvarez) at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), in México City. The remaining 57 chapters were converted by Fabio Moretzsohn, at HRI, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Proofing of the database against the book is currently being performed, and any corrections will be incorporated in Version 2 of the database. It should be pointed out that the distribution reported in the database DO NOT correspond to individual specimens or observations, but rather represents the probable distribution of the species in the GMx as judged by the expert. In an attempt to refine the resolution of distribution, the GMx distribution was divided in eight sectors and six depth classes. Jorge Brenner, at HRI, developed a set of 48 polygons (8 sectors x 6 depth classes) in a GIS, based on the bathymetry of the GMx, and an arbitrary point, approximately the centroid of each polygon, was assigned to represent each polygon. Potential caveats of this approach include an overestimation of the species true distribution when the GMx distribution was reported (in the book) as occurring in all four quadrants, and in all depth classes spanned by the depth range. The data available in OBIS-USA includes only the distribution within the GMx and the taxonomy. Some taxa did not have distributional or depth data available, and thus were not available at OBIS. The complete database, with data on the habitat, biology, depth range, overall distribution, references and endnotes, as well as taxonomy and GMx distribution, is available at GulfBase (www.gulfbase.org). Patrick Michaud, at GulfBase, developed the web services, queries and web interface of the database at GulfBase. Philip Goldstein and Melissa Reed-Eckert, at OBIS-USA, and Edward Vanden Berghe, at IOBIS, assisted in the development of the database for OBIS. More detailed information on the database and its development are also available at GulfBase.
Purpose:
Not Available
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Felder, D. L., and Camp, D. K. (eds.) 2009. Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Volume 1: Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. 1393 pp.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20040101
Ending_Date: 20090731
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -97.86
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.26
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.67
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.14
Keywords:
Theme:
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > BARRIER ISLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > BEACHES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > CORAL REEFS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > DELTAS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > ESTUARIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > INLETS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > INTERTIDAL ZONE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > LAGOONS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > MANGROVES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > MARSHES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > ROCKY COASTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > SHOALS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON > ZOOPLANKTON
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON > PHYTOPLANKTON
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > COASTAL HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > DEMERSAL HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > ESTUARINE HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PELAGIC HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > REEF HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > RIVERS/STREAM HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > ESTUARINE WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > MARINE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > MARSHES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > PALUSTRINE WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > PEATLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > RIPARIAN WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > SWAMPS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS > ENDANGERED SPECIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS > EXOTIC SPECIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > INVASIVE SPECIES
Theme_Keyword: OBIS > OCEAN BIOGEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: COML > CENSUS OF MARINE LIFE
Theme_Keyword: GBASE > GULFBASE
Theme_Keyword: Biodiversity Inventory
Theme_Keyword: Expert Knowledge
Theme_Keyword: Biological Taxonomy
Theme_Keyword: Baseline Biodiversity
Theme_Keyword: Protista
Theme_Keyword: Prokaryotes
Theme_Keyword: Archaea
Theme_Keyword: Bacteria
Theme_Keyword: Cyanobacteria
Theme_Keyword: Ciliophora
Theme_Keyword: Fungi
Theme_Keyword: Foraminifera
Theme_Keyword: Dinoflagellata
Theme_Keyword: Diatoms (bacillariophyta)
Theme_Keyword: Plantae
Theme_Keyword: Rhodophyta
Theme_Keyword: Chlorophyta
Theme_Keyword: Phaeophyta
Theme_Keyword: Embryophyta
Theme_Keyword: Animalia
Theme_Keyword: Porifera
Theme_Keyword: Cnidaria
Theme_Keyword: Ctenophora
Theme_Keyword: Platyhelminthes
Theme_Keyword: Dicyemida
Theme_Keyword: Gnathostomulida
Theme_Keyword: Rotifera
Theme_Keyword: Acantocephala
Theme_Keyword: Nemertea
Theme_Keyword: Mollusca
Theme_Keyword: Annelida
Theme_Keyword: Echiura
Theme_Keyword: Sipuncula
Theme_Keyword: Tardigrada
Theme_Keyword: Pycnogonida
Theme_Keyword: Xyphosura
Theme_Keyword: Crustacea
Theme_Keyword: Gastrotricha
Theme_Keyword: Nematoda
Theme_Keyword: Priapulida
Theme_Keyword: Loricifera
Theme_Keyword: Kinorhyncha
Theme_Keyword: Phoronida
Theme_Keyword: Brachiopoda
Theme_Keyword: Entoprocta
Theme_Keyword: Ectoprocta
Theme_Keyword: Chaetognatha
Theme_Keyword: Hemichordata
Theme_Keyword: Echinodermata
Theme_Keyword: Cephalochordata
Theme_Keyword: Urochodata
Theme_Keyword: Vertebrata
Theme_Keyword: Octocorallia (sea Fans)
Theme_Keyword: Scleractinia (hard Corals)
Theme_Keyword: Antipatharia
Theme_Keyword: Ceriantharia
Theme_Keyword: Medusozoa (medusas)
Theme_Keyword: Cubozoa
Theme_Keyword: Scyphozoa
Theme_Keyword: Hydrozoa (hydroids)
Theme_Keyword: Siphonophora
Theme_Keyword: Turbellaria
Theme_Keyword: Trematoda
Theme_Keyword: Cestoda
Theme_Keyword: Aplacophora
Theme_Keyword: Polyplacophora (chitons)
Theme_Keyword: Gastropoda (snails, Gastropods)
Theme_Keyword: Cephalopoda (squids And Octopods)
Theme_Keyword: Bivalvia (clams)
Theme_Keyword: Scaphopoda (tusk Shells)
Theme_Keyword: Polychaeta (polychate Worms)
Theme_Keyword: Hirudinida (leeches)
Theme_Keyword: Vestimentifera
Theme_Keyword: Pogonophora
Theme_Keyword: Cephalocarida
Theme_Keyword: Mystacocarida
Theme_Keyword: Cirripedia (barnacles)
Theme_Keyword: Branchiura
Theme_Keyword: Copepoda (copepods)
Theme_Keyword: Ostracoda (myodocopa, Podocopa) (ostracods)
Theme_Keyword: Leptostraca
Theme_Keyword: Stomatopoda
Theme_Keyword: Lophogastrida
Theme_Keyword: Mysida
Theme_Keyword: Amphipoda (amphipods)
Theme_Keyword: Isopoda (isopods)
Theme_Keyword: Tanaidacea
Theme_Keyword: Cumacea
Theme_Keyword: Euphausiacea (krill)
Theme_Keyword: Decapoda (crabs, Shrimps And Lobsters)
Theme_Keyword: Tunicata (ascidians)
Theme_Keyword: Appendicularia
Theme_Keyword: Pisces (fishes)
Theme_Keyword: Reptilia (reptiles)
Theme_Keyword: Aves (birds)
Theme_Keyword: Mammalia (mammals)
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > CUBA
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > MEXICO > TABASCO
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > MEXICO > VERACRUZ
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > MEXICO > TAMAULIPAS
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > ALABAMA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > FLORIDA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > LOUISIANA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MISSISSIPPI
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > TEXAS
Access_Constraints: To view constraints placed on dataset, please see Policy and Disclaimer section (from the panel on the left) on OBIS-USA web site (www.usgs.gov/obis-usa).
Use_Constraints:
If any of the records from the Biodiversity of the Gulf of Mexico Database (BioGoMx) are used in an analysis or report, the provenance of the original data must be acknowledged and the BioGoMx notified. The BioGoMx and the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies (HRI) and its staff are not responsible for damages, injury or loss due to the use of these data. Acknowledge the use of specific records from contributing databases in the form appearing in the 'Citation' field thereof (if any); and acknowledge the use of the OBIS facility. For information purposes, email the full citation of any publication made (printed or electronic) that cites OBIS or any constituent part. Recognize the limitations of data in OBIS.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: FABIO MORETZSOHN
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5869
City: Corpus Christi
State_or_Province: TX
Postal_Code: 78412-5869
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 361-825-3230
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 361-825-2050
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: fabio.moretzsohn [at] tamucc.edu
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Quality assurance procedures are currently being performed, proofing the database against the published book upon which the database was developed. It is expected that any corrections needed will be incorporated in Version 2 of the database. Positional Accuracy: The distributions were divided into a maximum of 48 polygons. Arbitrarily chosen points, about the centroid of each polygon, is provided for each record that occurred in each polygon.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: IOBIS/OBIS-US > UNITED STATES REGIONAL OCEAN BIOGEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (OBIS) NODE
Contact_Person: PHILIP GOLDSTEIN
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 303-887-6043
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Philip.Goldstein@Colorado.edu
Resource_Description: BioGoMx
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Text
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.usgs.gov/obis-usa/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.usgs.gov/obis-usa
Access_Instructions:
This will direct you to the OBIS-USA web site. Select Participants and Datasets from the panel on the left. Scroll down to BioGoMx and click on the "Go" button on the right for a Dataset Detail screen where you will see a map of dataset contents, and tabs for options to Get Data, see Metadata, or use the Data Dashboard for that dataset.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://gulfbase.org/
Access_Instructions:
This is the project homepage for the Biodiversity of the Gulf of Mexico Database. Database description and disclaimer are also available at this url.
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20100104
Metadata_Review_Date: 20120124
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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