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Larus marinus   Linnaeus, 1758

great black-backed gull

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Larus marinus   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Aves | Ciconiiformes | Laridae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)

Size / Weight / Age

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

Environment

Others; freshwater

Climate / Range

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.

Short description

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).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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