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Documentation of the values for specified fields in the data upload file.

 

 

Invertebrate Domains

Attribute

Description For Lab

Result Component

main

main sample component

field large/rare

field component containing large/rare specimens separated from the main

lab large/rare

large/rare specimens separated from the main during lab processing

QASplit

Functional equivalent of main. The 2nd to nth subsample that will be analyzed for the same purpose as another subsample taken from the same sample.

 

 

Life Stage

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No life stage is declared
this is the default value for non-insect taxa where LifeStage is not recorded

L

Larva/Larvae

P

Pupa/Pupae

A

Adult/Adults

 

Unique Taxon Flag

Yes

flags a taxon's uniqueness in a lab order when that taxon is known to be different than a taxon with the same name in the result set

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no flag for taxon uniqueness is required

 

Target Level Not Reached Reason

imm.

means "immature" and includes all synonyms thereof
identification to the target level is not supported because the organism(s) is/are too immature

dam.

means "damaged" and includes all synonyms thereof
identification to the target level is not supported because the organism(s) is/are damaged

mount

means "poor mount" and includes all synonyms thereof
identification to the target level is not supported because slide mounted organism(s) is/are poorly oriented on the slide

indet.

means "indeterminate" and includes all synonyms thereof
identification to targeted level not supported for recently molted organisms, mayfly subimagos, mature and intact specimens because of undocumented variation or indistinct characters, required case is missing/damaged, or required habitat/ecological information is missing/unavailable

gender

includes males and females
identification to targeted level not supported because of the organism's gender issue (e.g. male crayfish have two phases, only one has genitalia useful for species determination)

artifact

only the abiotic (e.g. an empty gastropod shell or caddis case) from the organism(s) was/were available in the sample
identification to targeted level is not supported because characters from a living organisms are required

retained

Denotes unmounted/unidentified organisms retained in separate vial not identified to the specified level
identification to targeted level is not performed because the protocol did not require it

 

Parameter Code

RawCount

the actual count of specimens and proportion of the sample sorted is reported

Presence

only the a list of taxa is reported

 

Artifact

Yes

flags a record indicating that the voucher material is abiotic in nature (e.g. an empty gastropod shell or caddis case)

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no indication as to whether the voucher material for a record is represented by a complete organisms or not

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