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Calidris alpina   (Linnaeus, 1758)

dunlin

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Aves | Ciconiiformes | Scolopacidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Others; freshwater; brackish.  Temperate

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Pacific, Atlantic and Western Indian Ocean.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 23.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94965)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on beach, shoreline, bay and nearshore (Ref. 116102). Biotic pollution from ship ballast water resulting in the spread of the plant Spartina anglica traced to decline of this species particularly on estuaries where it limits this shorebird's habitat use (Ref. 87784). Feeds on crustaceans, molluscs, polychaetes and insects as well as plant matter (Ref. 108096).

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

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Gaydos, J.K. and S.F. Pearson. 2011. (Ref. 93905)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses


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References
Mass conversion

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Price category (Ref. 80766)