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Vulpes lagopus   (Linnaeus, 1758)

Arctic fox
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Mammalia | Carnivora | Canidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Rice, D.W. 1998. (Ref. 1522)

Size / Weight / Age

Environment

Demersal

Climate / Range

Polar

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Northern Pacific, Northern Atlantic and the Arctic: Vulpes lagopus lagopus: Russia, Kamchatka, Alaska, Labrador, St Matthew, St Lawrence Is, Diomede Island, Greenland, Washington, Canada, North Pole, Bering Sea, Kuril Is; Vulpes lagopus fuliginosus: Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Svalbard, northern Scandinavia; Vulpes lagopus beringensis: Russia; Vulpes lagopus pribilofensis: St Paul Is and St George Island in the Pribilofs (Ref. 1522).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in the arctic tundra. Scavenge polar bears, ringed seal pups, colonial sea birds and their eggs during the summer, during winter and spring marine mammal carrion is their most important food; they also consume fish, and marine invertebrates (Ref. 1522). Found in the arctic tundra. Scavenge polar bears, ringed seal pups, colonial sea birds and their eggs during the summer, during winter and spring marine mammal carrion is their most important food; they also consume fish, and marine invertebrates (Ref. 1522).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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