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Database of Grazing Metrics of Herbivorous Fishes of the Indo-Pacific (NCEI Accession 0259399)

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The database described here consists of foraging metrics of herbivorous fishes (bite rate, bite area, bite volume, proportion of bites that leave grazing scars) extracted from relevant publications. All data were already publicly available either in the form of information reported in a publication or data were shared publicly via data repositories. Observations included in the database took place between 1985 and 2019 in tropical waters excluding locations in the Atlantic Ocean. Focal fish species were herbivores that are found in the nearshore waters of the United States Pacific Islands. The database also includes the body length of every fish, and information about sea surface temperature, time of day, and depth as available per measured bite rate. This referential tool compiles and standardizes grazing metrics across various studies of herbivorous fishes, as well as integrates sea surface temperature from satellite data for each study.
  • Cite as: Ecosystem Sciences Division, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (2023). Database of Grazing Metrics of Herbivorous Fishes of the Indo-Pacific (NCEI Accession 0259399). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.25921/ymn7-0m52. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 1985-09-01 to 2019-12-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
West: 34.7333333
East: -149.822307
South: -23.4397222
North: 29.6
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2023-09-01
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
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Submission Package ID: 14LWYE
Purpose Global synthesis of information currently available about fish metrics of Pacific species that inform herbivory and bioerosion on nearshore shallow reefs.
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Ecosystem Sciences Division, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (2023). Database of Grazing Metrics of Herbivorous Fishes of the Indo-Pacific (NCEI Accession 0259399). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.25921/ymn7-0m52. Accessed [date].
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  • Related Funding Agency: US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
  • Related Funding Agency: US DOC; NOAA; NOS; Coral Reef Conservation Program
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
  • Numeric Data Sets > Biology
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Ecological Dynamics > Herbivory
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Water Depth
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish > Fish Behavior
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Sea Surface Temperature
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Provider Keywords
  • Bite area
  • Bite rate
  • Bite volume
  • Fish size
  • Proportion of bites that leave scars
Data Center keywords NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords Provider Data Center Keywords
  • ESD
  • Ecosystem Sciences Division
  • PIFSC
  • Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS CoRIS Place Thesaurus
  • OCEAN BASIN > Indian Ocean
  • OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean
  • OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Coral Sea
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Ecosystem Sciences Division, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (2023). Database of Grazing Metrics of Herbivorous Fishes of the Indo-Pacific (NCEI Accession 0259399). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.25921/ymn7-0m52. Accessed [date].
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  • Use liability: 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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  • 2023-09-01T19:24:06Z - NCEI Accession 0259399 v1.1 was published.
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  • Parameter or Variable: Bite area (measured); Units: cm^2; Observation Category: survey - biological; Sampling Instrument: N/A; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Various methods were employed by studies. Each methodology type for this data is included in this dataset..
  • Parameter or Variable: Bite rate (measured); Units: bites/min; Observation Category: survey - biological; Sampling Instrument: N/A; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Various methods were employed by studies. Each methodology type for this data is included in this dataset..
  • Parameter or Variable: Bite volume (measured); Units: cm^3; Observation Category: survey - biological; Sampling Instrument: N/A; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Various methods were employed by studies. Each methodology type for this data is included in this dataset..
  • Parameter or Variable: Proportion of bites that leave scars (measured); Units: proportion; Observation Category: survey - biological; Sampling Instrument: N/A; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Various methods were employed by studies. Each methodology type for this data is included in this dataset..
  • Parameter or Variable: Fish size (measured); Units: cm total length (TL); Observation Category: survey - biological; Sampling Instrument: N/A; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Reported sizes converted to total length as needed using published conversion parameters from Fishbase.
  • Parameter or Variable: SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE (calculated); Units: degrees Celsius; Observation Category: satellite; Sampling Instrument: N/A; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Sea surface temperature calculated for the location and time of every bite rate observation..
  • Parameter or Variable: FISH SPECIES (measured); Units: none; Observation Category: visual estimate; Sampling Instrument: N/A; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Various methods were employed by studies. Each methodology type for this data is included in this dataset..
  • Parameter or Variable: WATER DEPTH - AVERAGE (measured); Units: m; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: N/A; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Relevant depth from each study, typically measured in situ..
Last Modified: 2023-10-03T12:27:24Z
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