Cownose ray comparative morphology and distribution data collected from 2006-10-19 to 2012-10-26 (NCEI Accession 0150632)

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Morphometric and meristic data from two species of rays within the genus Rhinoptera were collected to facilitate accurate identifications of the two species. Data were compared, based on genetic verification of specimens, to determine if both species (i.e. R. bonasus and R. brasiliensis) are present in the northern Gulf of Mexico and off the east coast of the United States. Specimens were obtained from a number of sources, including NOAA surveys, fishing tournaments and museum collections.
  • Cite as: Jones, Christian (2016). Cownose ray comparative morphology and distribution data collected from 2006-10-19 to 2012-10-26 (NCEI Accession 0150632). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 2006-10-19 to 2012-10-26
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 33.915
S: -22.8833
E: -43.2833
W: -97.18828
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Cownose Ray Comparative Morphology and Distribution Data
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2016-06-07
Edition 1.1
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Submission Package ID: XE3R2B
Purpose To evaluate morphometrics and meristics for two ray species (Rhinoptera).
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Jones, Christian (2016). Cownose ray comparative morphology and distribution data collected from 2006-10-19 to 2012-10-26 (NCEI Accession 0150632). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
Cited Authors
  • Jones, Christian
Principal Investigators
Contributors
Resource Providers
Publishers
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH
Originator Keywords
  • Comparative
  • Cownose Ray
  • Distribution
  • Mississippi Laboratories
  • Morphology
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NMFS/SEFSC > Southeast Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
Originator Keywords
  • GOM
  • Gulf of Mexico
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Jones, Christian (2016). Cownose ray comparative morphology and distribution data collected from 2006-10-19 to 2012-10-26 (NCEI Accession 0150632). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
Access Constraints
  • NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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Processing Steps
  • 2016-06-07T16:19:07 - NCEI Accession 0150632 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • Data Type: length (measured); Units: mm; Observation Type: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: calipers; Sampling and Analyzing Method: During necropsies, data were recorded on data sheets. Data are then entered manually into the database, examined for completeness and accuracy (e.g. no transcription errors) and maintained by the custodian.; Data Quality Information: Data are reviewed and edited for accuracy by project lead scientist.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • biota surveys
  • calipers
  • laboratory analysis
  • visual observation
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