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Fratercula corniculata   (Naumann, 1821)

horned puffin

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Fratercula corniculata   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification
Aves | Charadriiformes | Alcidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Harding, A.M.A., J.F. Piatt and K.C. Hamer. 2003. (Ref. 6483)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 41.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8812); max. published weight: 619.00 g (Ref. 356)

Environment
Others

Climate / Range
Subtropical

Distribution
Pacific Ocean and the Arctic. Subtropical to polar.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Short description
Culmen: 4.83 cm; tarsus: 3.07 cm; wing: 18.97 cm.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Total Length: 36 to 41 cm; Wingspan: 56 to 58 cm (Ref. 8812). With sperm-storage glands allowing delayed fertilization of ovum (Ref. 87784). Plunge diver; continental shelf; <100 km (Ref. 356). As in all seabirds, copulation takes place ashore and the presence sperm-storage glands allow delayed fertilization of ovum out at sea. Vulnerable to oil spill as a piscivore; saw 50% decline in population from 1989 in Prince William Sound after the Exxon Valdez oil spill (Ref. 87784).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown