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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLarus ridibundus Linnaeus, 1766 
AphiaID: 137149

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 editorLaridae (Family) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorLarus (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorLarus Linnaeus, 1758
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChroicocephalus ridibundus (Linnaeus, 1766)
Sources  original description Linnaeus, C. (1766). Systema naturae sive regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Laurentii Salvii, Holmiae. 12th ed. v. 1 (pt 1): 1-532. [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Albanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpulëbardha e rëndomtë  [details]
Bulgarian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorРечна чайка  [details]
Danish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorhættemåge [from synonym]  [details]
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkokmeeuw  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcommon black-headed gullUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorblack-headed gull  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormouette rieuse  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorLachmöwe  [details]
Hebrew Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorשחף האגמים  [details]
Italian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgabbiano comune  [details]
Lithuanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorrudagalvis kiras  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorΚαστανοκέφαλος γλάρος  [details]
Norwegian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorhettemåke  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorhettemåke [from synonym]  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorhettemåse [from synonym]  [details]
Polish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorśmieszkaUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormewa śmieszka  [details]
Romanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpescăruşul râzător  [details]
Russian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorозёрная чайка  [details]
Scottish Gaelic Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsléibhín  [details]
Slovenian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorrečni galeb  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgaviota reidora  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorskrattmås  [details]
Turkish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkarabaş martıUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkarabas marti  [details]
Ukrainian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorозерний мартинUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorМартин звичайнийUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorЗвичайний мартин  [details]
Welsh Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgwylan benddu [from synonym]  [details]
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 Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLarus ridibundus ridibundus Linnaeus, 1766
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 editorBelgian Coast [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDe Panne [details]
Djibouti
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDjibouti [details]
Eritrea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEritrea [details]
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
France
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWimereux [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [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 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]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEurasia [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpanish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (20 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (1015 publications) 
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 editorDescription Length: 34-43 cm. Plumage: back and wings pale grey; rump and tail white; head white with black smudge behind ear; below white; breeding adult with black hood; spread wing shows white leading edge forming wedge at shoulder with white outer primaries; trailing edge white except outer primaries which are tipped black. Immature shows more brown in wings than adult and has a blackish band at tip of tail . Bare parts: iris dark brown or red-brown; bill red, orange-red with black tip in immature; feet and legs red, dull orange in immature. Habitat: coastal and inland waters. Palearctic migrant. <389><391><393> [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDimensions Length: 16" (41 cm); Wingspan: 40" (102 cm) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution North America; Labrador to North Carolina [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Forms a superspecies with L. cirrocephalus & L. hartlaubii [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReproduction Breeds in Eurasia from Iceland to eastern Siberia. Winters from its Breeding range south to northern Africa and southern Asia. [details]
ImagesChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
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LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137149
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
2010-03-12 13:02:06Z  changed  Decock, Wim
2011-04-08 06:18:06Z  checked  Adriaens, Peter
2011-11-23 13:20:47Z  changed  Adriaens, Peter
  
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  Citation: Adriaens, P. (2014). Larus ridibundus Linnaeus, 1766. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=137149 on 2014-04-18
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