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Habitat Comments: Summary of the habitats and microhabitats commonly used, including any daily, seasonal, and geographic variation in habitat use.

Habitat Type: Value that indicates the habitat within which the taxon is primarily found range-wide. Values include: M = Marine; F = Freshwater, T = Terrestrial.

Height of Stratum (m)
The height class (in meters) that best corresponds to the height of each layer of vegetation (identified in the associated Stratum column) in the community.

Herbivore: Restricted to taxa that eat plant material (e.g., leaves, stems, roots, flowers), exclusive of seeds, fruits, nectar, or sap, of vascular or nonvascular plant taxa.

HI: Abbreviation for the state of Hawaii. (United States)

High Gradient: Streams with a fall of more than 2 meters per kilometer, characterized by riffles, pools, rock outcrops, and coarse sediments.

 

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