Codes and Definitions for: X variable (x_variable)

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Code Arm length
Definition The length of an arm, from point of attachment, millimeter
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Code Body diameter
Definition total body diameter, generally for animals with radial symmmetry, millimeter
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Code Disc diameter
Definition body diameter, generally for animals with radial symmetry, not including appendages like tentacles or arms, millimeter
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Code Body length
Definition total body length, generally for animals not radially symmetric, millimeter
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Code Carapace length
Definition total length of the carapace, which is the upper exoskeleton covering the head and thorax, millimeter
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Code Maximum carapace dimension
Definition the maximum (either length or width) of a carapace (upper exoskeleton covering the head and thorax), millimeter
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Code Maximum shell dimension
Definition maximum (either length or width) of a mollusc's shell, millimeter
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Code Maximum width
Definition widest extent of a branched colonial organism (eg, Gorgonian coral), millimeter
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Code Percent Cover
Definition coverage of an aggregating colonial organism, in percent of total quadrat area
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Code Retracted body length
Definition For soft-bodied retractable animals, the minimum or retracted body length, millimeter
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Code Siphon diameter
Definition For animals with siphons (e.g., bivalves, tunicates), the diameter of the siphon, millimeter
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Code Tentacle diameter
Definition diameter of an animal's tentacle, applicable for animals that tend to keep their main corpus hidden. millimeter
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Code Test diameter
Definition Diameter of an echinoderm test (exoskeleton), millimeter
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