Samus Aran's flora and fauna databank is a comprehensive database of the various species in the cosmos. It is used to provide her with information when she scans objects with her Scan Visor. However, it does not seem to be a complete repository, as evidenced by its inability to identify several variants of lichen she finds on Tallon IV.
- "This lichen appears to be giving off low levels of radiation. No matches found in flora and fauna databank."
- "Cannot identify light source. No profile matches in standard flora and fauna databank."