PA Fish Database Species Sample Points


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
Publication_Date:1998
Title:
PA Fish Database Species Sample Points
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:vector digital data
Online_Linkage: http://www.pasda.psu.edu/
Description:
Abstract:
Historical listing (1975-1995) of Pennsylvania fish species occurrences, as documented at 10,780 sampling points on streams and rivers throughout the state. Accessory information, such as type of sampling gear used and scientific names, are included. Threatened and endangered species, however, have been removed from the database for protection purposes. (If you require information concerning the distribution of Threatened and Endangered species in Pennsylvania, contact Andy Shiels at the PA Fish and Boat Commission.)
Purpose:
This database serves two purposes. First, it is the only comprehensive, digitally represented listing of fish species within Pennsylvania. Second, it documents the evolution of Pennsylvania's fish assemblages through the last 20 years.
Supplemental_Information:
Note - When the Pennsylvania Fish Species Database is downloaded from the PASDA website, the links which connect the supporting text (i.e. tables) files to the ArcView shapefile will be lost. In order to use the Atlas, you must first re-establish the necessary links in your ArcView project. Pafish.shp (destination/active table) is linked (i.e. one-to-many relationship) to pafbcoccur.txt (source table) via "SITE_ID" (in pafish.dbf) and "SITE-ID" (pafbcoccur.txt). Pafbcoccur.txt is joined (i.e. many-to-one relationship) to speciesfile.txt via "SPECIES". If you have problems re-establishing these links/joins in the ArcView TABLES module, or are unfamiliar with the process, first consult the HELP menu in ArcView by entering "link tables" and "join tables" in the INDEX (i.e. keyword search) menu. (The ESRI/ArcView instructions are very clear.)
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date:1998
Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Status:
Progress:Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency:As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate:-80.519170
East_Bounding_Coordinate:-74.695830
North_Bounding_Coordinate:42.260560
South_Bounding_Coordinate:39.717220
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme_Keyword:biodiversity
Theme_Keyword:wildlife
Theme_Keyword:fish
Theme_Keyword:species
Theme_Keyword:inlandWaters
Access_Constraints:Of the 160 total species originally listed, 54 are proposed for listing as Threatened and/or Endangered, and have been removed from the Pennsylvania Fish Species Database
Use_Constraints:
For educational/demonstration purposes only. The Originator, Publisher and Distributor exclude any and all implied warranties and make no warranty or representation with respect to the data files or accompanying documentation, including quality, performance, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. These data files and documentation are provided 'as is' and the User assumes the entire risk as to their quality and performance.
These data are not to be redistributed for commercial profit. Reproduction or redistribution of this digital data set without permission of the Originator/Publisher is expressly forbidden. The Originator and Publisher should be clearly cited in any product derived from this data. Any modifications to this data must be described in any digital or hardcopy product derived from this data. 
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person:David Argent
Contact_Organization:The Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing address
Address:
113 Merkle Building
City:University Park
State_or_Province:PA
Postal_Code:16802
Country:USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone:(814) 865-4511
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:dga3@psu.edu
Data_Set_Credit:
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.3000
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
All attribute data (e.g. species, gear, scientific name) have been manually inspected for spatial and content (i.e. typos) accuracy. Inspections were performed by running the Fish Species Database and comparing results with the original fish records.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Each of the 10875 data entries are represented as individual points, and are therefore not subject to logical consistency errors such as overshoots, dangling nodes, duplicate arcs, etc. Coordinate accuracy was tested by manually verifying geo-referenced species occurrences.
Completeness_Report:
The integrity of geo-referenced data within the Fish Species Database was verified by running the Database and comparing results with the original fish records. Note: When the Pennsylvania Fish Species Database is downloaded from the PASDA website, the links which connect the supporting text (i.e. tables) files to the ArcView shapefile will be lost. In order to use the Atlas, you must first re-establish the necessary links in your ArcView project. Pafish.shp (destination/active table) is linked (i.e. one-to-many relationship) to pafbcoccur.txt (source table) via "SITE_ID" (in pafish.dbf) and "SITE-ID" (pafbcoccur.txt). Pafbcoccur.txt is joined (i.e. many-to-one relationship) to speciesfile.txt via "SPECIES".
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Horizontal positional accuracy was dependant upon the level of detail included in the original fish records, and were tested by manually verifying geo-referenced species occurrences.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
Publication_Date:1995
Title:
PAFBC Annual Fish Surveys
Source_Scale_Denominator:24000
Type_of_Source_Media:paper
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date:1983
Ending_Date:1989
Source_Currentness_Reference:
ground condition
Source_Contribution:
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission conducts annual summer fish surveys on lakes, rivers, and streams throughout the state. The data presented here are based upon these annual surveying records. Because a single organization was responsible for the collection of all records within the Pennsylvania Fish Species Database, many inconsistencies in method and effort have been eliminated.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
All of the site locations examined by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission during their annual summer fish surveys were located on 7.5" USGS quads. The geographic coordinates (i.e. longitude & latitude) for each site were then used to generate a geo-referenced point in an ArcInfo coverage, with the necessary fish data being manually appended within the Tables module. Once all of the Fish and Boat Commission records had been entered, the coverage was converted to an ArcView shapefile, with the supporting files "Pafbcoccur.txt" and "Speciesfile.txt".
Process_Date:1998
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person:David Argent
Contact_Organization:The Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing address
Address:
113 Merkle Building
City:University Park
State_or_Province:PA
Postal_Code:16802
Country:USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone:(814) 865-4511
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:dga3@psu.edu
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Dataset copied.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
\\FBHBGISAPP02\GIS_DATA\Projects\GDB_Edits\PFBC_GIS.mdb
Process_Date:20081230
Process_Time:16475600
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Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method:Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type:Entity point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count:10875
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution:0.000000
Longitude_Resolution:0.000000
Geographic_Coordinate_Units:Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name:North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name:Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis:6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio:298.257222
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Resolution:1.000000
Altitude_Encoding_Method:Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label:PFBC_GIS.DBO.PA_Fish_Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:OBJECTID
Attribute_Definition:
Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:PFBC_GIS.DBO.PA_Fish_Database.AREA
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:Shape
Attribute_Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:PERIMETER
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:PAFISH_
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:PAFISH_ID
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:SITES_ID
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:REGION
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:NEW
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:REG10
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:SITE_ID
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:GlobalID
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label:PFBC_GIS.DBO.PA_Fish_Database
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Fish Species Database data are contained within three files, which contain the following items:
Pafish.dbf - AREA (n/a)
			 PERIMETER (n/a)
			 PAFISH (internal coverage cataloging number)
			 PAFISH_ID (user defined identifier w/i coverage)
			 SITES_ID (user defined site number)
			 REGION (user defined regional category)
			 NEW (regional item used to combine SITES_ID with REGION)
			 REG10 (regional item used to combine SITES_ID with REGION)
			 SITE_ID (user defined site number with regional description)
Pafbcoccur.txt - GEAR (numeric code used to identify the type of collecting gear that was used
					during the original field work:
						1=all gear
						2=day electroboat
						3=night electroboat
						4=electrotowboat
						5=electrobackpack
						6=trap net PA
						7=trap net CT
						8=hoop net
						9=D frame net
						10=meter net
						11=visual
						12=seine
						13=gill net experimental 6
						14=gill net experimental 5
						15=gill net floating
						16=gill net standard mesh
						17=trawl
						18=trammel net
						19=rod and reel
						20=tournament
						21=snorkel
						22=SCUBA
						23=chemical
						24=day electroboat and electrotowboat
						25=day electroboat and electrobackpack
						44=electrotowboat 2 units
						45=electrotowboat and electrobackpack
						55=electrobackpack 2 units)
				SPECIES (three-digit code used to identify each fish species within the Database)
				SITE-ID (user defined site number with regional description).
Speciesfile.txt - SPECIES (three-digit code used to identify each fish species within the Database)
				  ALPHACODE (abbreviation assigned to some fish species)
				  COMMON NAME (common name of each fish species within the Database)
				  SCIENTIFIC NAME (scientific name of each fish species within the Database).
The following species are listed as threatened or endangered and are not included
in the PAFISH database:                  
E=endangered, T=threatened, C=candidate, X=extirpated, UL=unlisted and D=delisted.
Common name             Scientific name     Status
Ohio lamprey            Ichthyomyzon bdellium   C
northern brook lamprey, Icthyomyzon fossor      E
mountain brook lamprey  Ichthyomyzon greeleyi   T
silver lamprey          Ichthyomyzon unicuspis  X
least brook lamprey     Lampetra aepyptra       C
American brook lamprey  Lampetra appendix       C
shortnose sturgeon      Acipenser brevirostrum  E
lake sturgeon           Acipenser fulvescens    E
Atlantic sturgeon       Acipenser oxyrhynchus   E
spotted gar             Lepisosteus oculatus    E
longnose gar            Lepisosteus osseus      C
bowfin**                Amia calva              C
skipjack herring        Alosa chrysochloris     T
hickory shad            Alosa mediocris         E
goldeye                 Hiodon alosoides        T
mooneye                 Hiodon tergisus         T
cisco                   Coregonus artedi        E
central mudminnow       Umbra limi              C
eastern mudminnow       Umbra pygmaea           C
silver chub             Macrhybopsis storeriana E
gravel chub             Erimystax x-punctatus   E
hornyhead chub          Nocomis biguttatus      C
bridle shiner           Notropis bifrenatus     E
river shiner            Notropis blennius       E
ghost shiner            Notropis buchanani      E
ironcolor shiner        Notropis chaleybaeus    E
bigmouth shiner         Notropis dorsalis       T
blackchin shiner        Notropis heterodon      E
redfin shiner           Lythrurus umbratilis    E
Southern redbelly dace  Phoxinus erythrogaster  T
longnose sucker         Catostomus catostomus   E 
smallmouth buffalo      Ictiobus bubalus        T
bigmouth buffalo        Ictiobus cyprinellus    E
spotted sucker          Minytrema melanops      T
river redhorse          Moxostoma carinatum     C
black bullhead          Ameirus melas           E
mountain madtom         Noturus eleutherus      E
tadpole madtom          Noturus gyrinus         E
brindled madtom         Noturus miurus          T
northern madtom         Noturus stigmosus       E
burbot                  Lota lota               E
brook silverside        Labidesthes sicculus    C
threespine stickleback  Gasterosteus aculeatus  E
brook stickleback       Culaea inconstans       C
banded sunfish          Enneacanthus obesus     E
warmouth                Lepomis gulosus         E
longear sunfish         Lepomis megalotis       E
Eastern sand darter     Etheostoma pellucida    E
bluebreast darter       Etheostoma camurum      T
Iowa darter             Etheostoma exile        E
spotted darter          Etheostoma maculatum    T
tippecanoe darter       Etheostoma tippecanoe   T
channel darter          Percina copelandi       T
gilt darter             Percina evides          T
longhead darter         Percina macrocephala    T 
Potomac sculpin         Cottus girardi          D
spoonhead sculpin       Cottus ricei            X
deepwater sculpin       Myoxocephalus thompsoni X
** regarding Bowfin - Inland populations only.
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
For additional entity and attribute information, contact David Argent at (dga3@psu.edu).
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Organization:Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access (PASDA)
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing address
Address:
115 Land and Water building 
City:University Park
State_or_Province:Pennsylvania
Postal_Code:16802
Country:United States
Contact_Voice_Telephone:(814) 865 - 8792
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:pasda@psu.edu
Resource_Description:Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
The USER shall indemnify, save harmless, and, if requested, defend those parties involved with the development and distribution of this data, their officers, agents, and employees from and against any suits, claims, or actions for injury, death, or property damage arising out of the use of or any defect in the FILES or any accompanying documentation. Those parties involved with the development and distribution excluded any and all implied warranties, including warranties or merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and makes no warranty or representation, either express or implied, with respect to the FILES or accompanying documentation, including its quality, performance, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose. The FILES and documentation are provided "as is" and the USER assumes the entire risk as to its quality and performance. Those parties involved with the development and distribution of this data will not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of the use or inability to use the FILES or any accompanying documentation.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Transfer_Size:7.210
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:19990701
Metadata_Review_Date:19991013
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access (PASDA)
Contact_Position:Metadata Coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing address
Address:
115 Land and Water Building
City:University Park
State_or_Province:PA
Postal_Code:16802
Country:USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone:814-865-8792
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:jfs126@psu.edu
Metadata_Standard_Name:FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version:FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention:local time
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html
Profile_Name:ESRI Metadata Profile
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