Larus marinus   Linnaeus, 1758

great black-backed gull

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Aves | Ciconiiformes | Laridae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Others; freshwater.  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Northwest Atlantic, Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean and the Arctic: Belize, Newfoundland, and Egypt. Tropical to polar.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 79.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8812); max. published weight: 1.5 kg (Ref. 356)

Short description Morphology

Culmen: 6.48 cm; tarsus: 8.04 cm; wing: 48.1 cm.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Total Length: 71 to 79 cm; Wingspan: 152 to 167 cm (Ref. 8812). Occupy the continental shelf; <100 km (Ref. 356). Largely dependent on freshwater and terrestrial environments. Feeds mostly on non-fish vertebrate prey (Ref. 95711). Displays surface-seizing and dipping behavior (Ref. 356). In the North Sea off the coasts of Scotland and northern England, is known to partially feed on the sandeel, Ammodytes marinus (Ref. 95711).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Estimates of some properties based on models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Moderate to high vulnerability (52 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown