Object description


Taxon-related? Yes/No A flag field can represent 3 values: (1) undefined (NULL), (2) yes (TRUE), (3) no (FALSE): The "yes" value should be used, when taxon related information is saved. Thus, the relative rare documentation of this kind of information is kept. The "undefined" and "no" values mean "object related information".
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NameDatatype Unit Description
StageListe Adultus, larva, etc.
ActivityListe Active form, dauer larva, etc.
Sex Liste
Abundance NumberListe
Activity density NumberListe
Count in sample Number[-] als absolute Zahl
Count in collection Number[-] Count of individuals tranferred to collection
Dominance class Dominanzklasse nach Engelmann (1978)
Dominance Number[%]
Constancy (Frequency) Number[%]
Original quotation quantity Text
Remarks object quantity Text


NameDatatype Description
Preparation type Datatype
Conservation/ nidation agent List Fixation agents are part of sampling description; conservation and nidation agents, supplemented by remarks field containing detailed information (e.g. ingredients, percentages, sources as Hoyers, Rusek, etc.) and/ or "?" (when agent is assumed).
Conservation quality Text
Staining methods Textin Umdrehungen pro Minute
Date preparation Date
Preparator Reference
Type form List
Type place Text
Original quotaion preparation Text
Remarks preparation Text


NameDatatype Description
Text DateObservation date
Lebensform ListAdvice from the list: There are three classes of life forms: (1) Life form by occupied soil horizon, (2) life form by occupied altitudinal level, and (3) special life forms. These classes may be combined in many ways, thus forming three input fields. The application ensures a multiple choice attending to standardised terms.
WirtText parasitic, symbiotic, etc. on(e.g. "parasitic on Petrophaga lorioti", "symbiotic with Pseudocollembola obscura")
Phoresie Text phoretic
Fortpflanzungsweise Listfor Oligochaeta
cp-Wert Number specific to nematodes
Jahreszeit der Geschlechtsreife Dateranges of months
Generationszeit Number Count in days
Rote Liste Status Text Multiple input possible, naming the names of countries or federal states (e.g. ("UK:R; FRG:-"))
Paarungen DateDate range (with fuzzy dates, too)
Originalzitat Biologie Text
Bemerkungen Biologie Text


NameDatatype Description
Date morphology DateObservation date
Body shape Text Collembola
Furcula Text Collembola
Mouth parts type Text Collembola
Molar Plate Text Collembola
OcelliText Collembola
Pigmentation Text Collembola
Pairs of legs Number Myriapoda
Segments legless Number Myriapoda
Body length Number Body length with Ø, min, max
Body width Number Body width with Ø, min, max
Body mass Number Biomass of individuals with Ø, min, max - in µg, mg, g
Body mass method Text e.g. dry mass
Prostomium Text Lumbricidae
Number of segments Number Oligochaeta
Bristle figuration Text Lumbricidae
Bristle formula Text Enchytraeidae
Bristle form Text Enchytraeidae
Clitellum position Text Oligochaeta
Clitellum form Text Oligochaeta
Colour Text Oligochaeta
Male pores Text Lumbricidae
Pebescence tubercel Text Lumbricidae
Original quotation morphology Text
Remarks morphology Text

Laboratory studies

NameDatatype Description
DNA sequences TextGene sequences, QTL, etc.: Link to data (e.g. source (gene bank) and identifier)
Protein/ enzyme data Textlipid acids, etc.: link to data (e.g. source and identifier)
Stable isotopes TextLink to data (e.g. source and identifier), unit