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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlca torda Linnaeus, 1758 
AphiaID: 137128

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTetrapoda (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAves (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCharadriiformes (Order) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAlcidae (Family) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAlca (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAlca Linnaeus, 1758
Sources  original description Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/no_cache/dms/load/toc/?IDDOC=265100 [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Danish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoralk  [details]
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoralk  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorrazorbill  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpingouin tordaUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpingouin macroptèreUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpetit pingouin  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTordalk  [details]
Hebrew Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorאלקה  [details]
Lithuanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoralka  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorΆλκα  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoralke  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoralke  [details]
Polish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoralka krzywonosaUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoralka  [details]
Russian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorгагарка  [details]
Scottish Gaelic Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcrosán  [details]
Slovenian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editornjorka  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoralca común  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortordmule  [details]
Turkish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorustura gaga  [details]
Ukrainian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorГагарка  [details]
Welsh Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorllurs  [details]
Environment marine
Distribution 
From other sources
Baltic Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPolish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Belgium
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorOostduinkerke [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorOostende [details]
France
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWimereux [details]
Iceland
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIceland [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Maine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIrish Exclusive economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPortuguese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUnited Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
North Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBelgian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpanish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSwedish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMarine Life Information Network - UK 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (12 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (1077 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Dyntaxa 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (92 nucleotides; 49 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDimensions Length: 17" (43 cm) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution North America; range extends from Greenland to North Carolina [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReproduction Breeds from northern Europe east to Russia, Iceland, Greenland, and coastal North America from Baffin Island south to the Maritime Provinces and Maine. Winters from Greenland south even to South Carolina, and in Europe to the Mediterranean. Eggs are laid from early June to early August [details]
ImagesChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
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Alca torda & Uria aalge
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Alk
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Razorbill (Alca torda)
Razorbill (Alca torda)
Video 
Alca torda
Alca torda
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137128
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
2011-04-08 06:18:06Z  checked  Adriaens, Peter
  
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  Citation: Adriaens, P. (2014). Alca torda Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=137128 on 2014-10-20
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