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Fratercula corniculata   (Naumann, 1821)

horned puffin

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

Aves | Charadriiformes | Alcidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Others.  Subtropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Pacific Ocean and the Arctic. Subtropical to polar.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 41.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8812); max. published weight: 619.00 g (Ref. 356)

Short description Morphology

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).

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

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Harding, A.M.A., J.F. Piatt and K.C. Hamer. 2003. (Ref. 6483)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Estimates of some properties based on models

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