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Fair Viability : Description of what qualifies as an occurrence with fair viability, taking into consideration all available knowledge, both historical and current, of the species at a particular location.
Family: Taxonomic Family.
FIPS Code: USGS-Standard code for the county in which the species is located (for U.S. counties only). The FIPS code combines the County FIPS and State FIPS codes. For more information on the FIPS code see http://www.itl.nist.gov/fipspubs/fip6-4.htm
FL: Abbreviation for the state of Florida. (United States)

Food Comments: Comments on food types, food location (e.g., microhabitat), foraging methods/strategies, seasonal or geographic variation in the diet, and major differences in diet among age classes (e.g., young vs. adults).

Food Habits: Trophic type(s) of animal. Values include: carnivore, piscivore, invertivore, herbivore, granivore, frugivore, nectarivore, detritivore, scavenger, coprophagous, parasitic, nonfeeding, and unknown.. The trophic type should constitute 90% of the element's seasonal diet for any season of the year. Carrion is included in each of the animal-type food categories.

Forested Wetland: See Classification of Ecological Communities.

Formation Class: See Classification of Ecological Communities.

Formation Code: See Classification of Ecological Communities.

Formation Group: See Classification of Ecological Communities.

Formation Name: See Classification of Ecological Communities.

Formation Subclass: See Classification of Ecological Communities.

Formation Subgroup: See Classification of Ecological Communities.

Formation: See Classification of Ecological Communities.

Fragility Comments: Comments on the intrinsic vulnerability of the Element.

Fragility: Code that indicates the observed, inferred, or suspected degree to which intrinsic or inherent factors of the element make it vulnerable or resilient to natural or anthropogenic stresses or catastrophes. Values include: A = Highly Vulnerable; B = Moderately Vulnerable; C = Not Intrinsically Vulnerable; U = unknown.

Frugivore: Species that eat soft fruits.

 

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