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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStercorarius parasiticus (Linnaeus, 1758) 
AphiaID: 137172

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 editorStercorariidae (Family) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorStercorarius (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorStercorarius
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]

[show all]
Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Bulgarian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorСреден морелетник  [details]
Danish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoralmindelig kjove  [details]
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkleine jager  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorparasitic jaegerUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorArctic skua  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorstercoraire arctiqueUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorlabbe parasite  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorschmarotzer-RaubmöweUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSchmarotzerraubmöwe  [details]
Hebrew Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorחמסן טפיל  [details]
Icelandic Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkjói  [details]
Lithuanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsmailiauodegis plėšikas  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorΓερακοληστόγλαρος  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortyvjo  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortjuvjo  [details]
Polish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorwydrzyk pasożytnyUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorwydrzyk ostrosterny  [details]
Russian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorкороткохвостый поморник  [details]
Scottish Gaelic Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormeirleach artach  [details]
Slovenian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbodičasta govnačka  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpágalo parásito  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkustlabb  [details]
Turkish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkorsan martıUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkorsan marti  [details]
Ukrainian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorПоморник короткохвостий  [details]
Welsh Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsgiwen y Gogledd  [details]
Environment marine
Distribution 
From other sources
Arctic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorArctic Ocean [details]
Baltic Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPolish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
France
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWimereux [details]
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
Iceland
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIceland [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [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 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]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
United Kingdom
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorScotland [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
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 editorTo Barcode of Life (17 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (893 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 (23 nucleotides; 21 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 editorBreeding Category Vagrant [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Length: 46-67 cm. Plumage: two morphs; light morph above brown with darkish cap, below white with brownish wash on breast, sides of neck and head yellowish; dark morph above and below sooty brown; both morphs with white at base of primaries; two central rectrices elongate, straight and pointed. Immature lacks elongate rectrices; barred above and below. Bare parts: iris dark brown; bill pinkish brown to brownish black with a black tip; cere whitish; feet and legs bluish grey to black. Habitat: open ocean and inshore waters. Palearctic migrant. <389><391><393> [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDimensions Length: 19" (48 cm); Wingspan: 42" (107 cm) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution northern North America [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution circum-arctic [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIUCN Red List Category Least Concern [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReproduction Breeds on the Arctic coast and northern islands of Europe, Asia and North America nesting on the tundra. Winters offshore over the oceans of the world from New England, southern California, and the British Isles, south to Argentina, Chile, Australia, and Cape of Good Hope. [details]
ImagesChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Arctic skua (Stercorarius parasiticus) 1
Arctic skua (Stercorar...
Arctic skua (Stercorarius parasiticus) 2
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Stercorarius parasiticus
Stercorarius parasiticus
The Parasitic Jaeger, also known as the Arctic Skua or Parasitic Skua, (Stercorarius parasiticus)
The Parasitic Jaeger, ...
The Parasitic Jaeger, also known as the Arctic Skua or Parasitic Skua, (Stercorarius parasiticus)
The Parasitic Jaeger, ...
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137172
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). Stercorarius parasiticus (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=137172 on 2014-10-25
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