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Family: Laridae (See list of species below)

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99 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)


Anous minutus
[black noddy]
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Anous minutus tenuirostris
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Anous stolidus
[brown noddy]
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Anous tenuirostris
[lesser noddy]
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Chlidonias albostriatus
[black-fronted tern]
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Chlidonias hybrida
[whiskered tern]


Chlidonias leucopterus
[white-winged tern]
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Chlidonias niger
[black tern]
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Creagrus furcatus
[swallow-tailed gull]
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Gelochelidon nilotica
[gull-billed tern]
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Gygis alba
[white tern]
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Gygis microrhyncha
[lesser white tern]
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Hydrocoloeus minutus
[little gull]
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Hydroprogne caspia
[Caspian tern]
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Larosterna inca
[Inca tern]


Larus argentatus
[herring gull]
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Larus armenicus
[Armenian gull]
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Larus atlanticus
[Olrog's gull]
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Larus atricilla
[laughing gull]


Larus audouinii
[Audouin's gull]
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Larus belcheri
[band-tailed gull]
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Larus brunnicephalus
[brown-headed gull]
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Larus bulleri
[black-billed gull]
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Larus cachinnans
[yellow-legged gull]
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Larus californicus
[California gull]
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Larus canus
[common gull]
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Larus crassirostris
[black-tailed gull]
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Larus delawarensis
[ring-billed gull]
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Larus dominicanus
[kelp gull]
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Larus fuliginosus
[lava gull]
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Larus fuscus
[lesser black-backed gull]
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Larus genei
[slender-billed gull]
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Larus glaucescens
[Glaucous-winged gull]
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Larus glaucoides
[Iceland gull]
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Larus glaucoides thayeri
[Thayer's gull]
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Larus hartlaubii
[Hartlaub's gull]
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Larus heermanni
[Heermann's gull]
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Larus hemprichii
[sooty gull]
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Larus hyperboreus
[glaucous gull]
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Larus ichthyaetus
[great black-headed gull]
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Larus leucophthalmus
[white-eyed gull]
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Larus livens
[yellow-footed gull]
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Larus maculipennis
[brown-hooded gull]


Larus marinus
[great black-backed gull]


Larus melanocephalus
[Mediterranean gull]
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Larus modestus
[gray gull]
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Larus novaehollandiae
[silver gull]
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Larus occidentalis
[western gull]
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Larus pacificus
[Pacific gull]
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Larus philadelphia
[Bonaparte's gull]
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Larus pipixcan
[Franklin's gull]
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Larus relictus
[relict gull]


Larus ridibundus
[common black-headed gull]
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Larus saundersi
[Saunder's gull]
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Larus schistisagus
[slaty-backed gull]
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Larus scopulinus
[red-billed gull]
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Larus serranus
[Andean gull]
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Larus thayeri
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Leucophaeus scoresbii
[dolphin gull]
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Onychoprion aleuticus
[Aleutian tern]
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Onychoprion anaethetus
[bridled tern]


Onychoprion fuscatus
[sooty tern]
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Onychoprion lunatus
[gray-backed tern]
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Pagophila eburnea
[ivory gull]
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Procelsterna albivitta
[gray noddy]
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Procelsterna cerulea
[blue noddy]
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Rhodostethia rosea
[Ross's gull]
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Rissa brevirostris
[red-legged kittiwake]
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Rissa tridactyla
[black-legged kittiwake]
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Rynchops niger
[black skimmer]
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Sterna acuticauda
[black-bellied tern]
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Sterna aurantia
[river tern]


Sterna bergii
[great crested tern]
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Sterna bernsteini
[Chinese crested tern]
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Sterna dougallii
[roseate tern]
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Sterna forsteri
[Forster's tern]
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Sterna hirundinacea
[South American tern]
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Sterna hirundo
[common tern]
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Sterna lorata
[Peruvian tern]
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Sterna paradisaea
[Arctic tern]
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Sterna repressa
[white-cheeked tern]
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Sterna sandvicensis
[sandwich tern]
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Sterna striata
[white-fronted tern]
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Sterna sumatrana
[black-naped tern]
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Sterna trudeaui
[Trudeau's tern]
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Sterna virgata
[Kerguelen tern]
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Sterna vittata
[Antarctic tern]
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Sternula albifrons
[little tern]
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Sternula antillarum
[least tern]
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Sternula balaenarum
[Damara tern]
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Sternula nereis
[fairy tern]
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Sternula saundersi
[Saunder's tern]
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Sternula superciliaris
[yellow-billed tern]
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Thalasseus bengalensis
[lesser crested tern]


Thalasseus bergii
[crested tern]
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Thalasseus elegans
[elegant tern]
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Thalasseus eurygnatha
[Cayenne tern]
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Thalasseus maximus
[royal tern]


Xema sabini
[Sabine's gull]
99 Species of Family Laridae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Anous minutus black noddy Indo-Pacific and Atlantic 39 TL
Anous minutus tenuirostris Western Indian Ocean 34 TL
Anous stolidus brown noddy Indo-Pacific, Western Cen 45 TL
Anous tenuirostris lesser noddy Atlantic and Indo-West P 32 TL
Chlidonias albostriatus black-fronted tern Southwest Pacific
Chlidonias hybrida whiskered tern Indo-West Pacific, Atlant 26 TL
Chlidonias leucopterus white-winged tern Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Oc 24 TL
Chlidonias niger black tern Pacific Ocean, Atlantic O 24 TL
Creagrus furcatus swallow-tailed gull Southeast Pacific. Tropic 57 TL
Gelochelidon nilotica gull-billed tern Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Oc 43 TL
Gygis alba white tern Atlantic Ocean and Indo-P 33 TL
Gygis microrhyncha lesser white tern Eastern Pacific
Hydrocoloeus minutus little gull Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Oc 30 TL
Hydroprogne caspia Caspian tern Western Atlantic Ocean an 59 TL
Larosterna inca Inca tern Eastern Pacific and Weste 42 TL
Larus argentatus herring gull Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Oc 66 TL
Larus armenicus Armenian gull Indo-West Pacific, Northe
Larus atlanticus Olrog's gull Southwest Atlantic. Trop
Larus atricilla laughing gull Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Oc 43 TL
Larus audouinii Audouin's gull Western Indian Ocean, Eas 52 TL
Larus belcheri band-tailed gull Eastern Pacific and Weste 51 TL
Larus brunnicephalus brown-headed gull Indo-West Pacific and Asi 43 TL
Larus bulleri black-billed gull Southwest Pacific 38 TL
Larus cachinnans yellow-legged gull Antarctic, Indo-Pacific,
Larus californicus California gull Eastern Pacific, Western 58 TL
Larus canus common gull Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Oc 46 TL
Larus crassirostris black-tailed gull Indo-Pacific and Atlantic 48 TL
Larus delawarensis ring-billed gull Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Oc 53 TL
Larus dominicanus kelp gull Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Oc 58 TL
Larus fuliginosus lava gull Southeast Pacific 53 TL
Larus fuscus lesser black-backed gull Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Oc 61 TL
Larus genei slender-billed gull Indo-West Pacific, Easter 46 TL
Larus glaucescens Glaucous-winged gull Pacific Ocean and Atlanti 70 TL
Larus glaucoides Iceland gull Northern Pacific, Norther 64 TL
Larus glaucoides thayeri Thayer's gull Northwest Pacific
Larus hartlaubii Hartlaub's gull Southeast Atlantic
Larus heermanni Heermann's gull Eastern Pacific and Weste 53 TL
Larus hemprichii sooty gull Indian Ocean and the Medi 47 TL
Larus hyperboreus glaucous gull Northern Pacific and Atla 77 TL
Larus ichthyaetus great black-headed gull Indo-West Pacific, Northe 69 TL
Larus leucophthalmus white-eyed gull Western Indian Ocean, Sou 39 TL
Larus livens yellow-footed gull Eastern Central Pacific a
Larus maculipennis brown-hooded gull Southeast Pacific and Sou 38 TL
Larus marinus great black-backed gull Northern Atlantic, Indo-P 79 TL
Larus melanocephalus Mediterranean gull Indo-West Pacific, Easter 43 TL
Larus modestus gray gull Eastern Pacific and South 46 TL
Larus novaehollandiae silver gull Indo-West Pacific and Sou 43 TL
Larus occidentalis western gull Eastern Pacific and Weste 68 TL
Larus pacificus Pacific gull Indo-West Pacific 66 TL
Larus philadelphia Bonaparte's gull Western Central Atlantic 36 TL
Larus pipixcan Franklin's gull Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Oc 38 TL
Larus relictus relict gull Northwest Pacific and Nor
Larus ridibundus common black-headed gull Indo-West Pacific and Atl 43 TL
Larus saundersi Saunder's gull Northwest Pacific, Northe 33 TL
Larus schistisagus slaty-backed gull Northern Pacific, Norther 68 TL
Larus scopulinus red-billed gull Southwest Pacific
Larus serranus Andean gull Eastern Pacific 48 TL
Larus thayeri Northern Pacific, Norther
Leucophaeus scoresbii dolphin gull Southeast Pacific and Sou 46 TL
Onychoprion aleuticus Aleutian tern Pacific Ocean. 38 TL
Onychoprion anaethetus bridled tern Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Oc 38 TL
Onychoprion fuscatus sooty tern Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Oc 45 TL
Onychoprion lunatus gray-backed tern Indo-Pacific. 38 TL
Pagophila eburnea ivory gull Northern Pacific, Atlanti 46 TL
Procelsterna albivitta gray noddy Pacific Ocean.
Procelsterna cerulea blue noddy Pacific Ocean. 30 TL
Rhodostethia rosea Ross's gull Northwest Atlantic and th 32 TL
Rissa brevirostris red-legged kittiwake Northern Pacific. Subtro
Rissa tridactyla black-legged kittiwake Atlantic Ocean, Indo-Paci
Rynchops niger black skimmer Eastern Central Pacific a 45 TL
Sterna acuticauda black-bellied tern Indo-West Pacific
Sterna aurantia river tern Indo-West Pacific 43 TL
Sterna bergii great crested tern Indo-Pacific.
Sterna bernsteini Chinese crested tern Northwest Pacific 38 TL
Sterna dougallii roseate tern Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Oc 43 TL
Sterna forsteri Forster's tern Eastern Pacific and Atlan 41 TL
Sterna hirundinacea South American tern Southeast Pacific and Sou 44 TL
Sterna hirundo common tern Worldwide. 38 TL
Sterna lorata Peruvian tern Southeast Pacific 23 TL
Sterna paradisaea Arctic tern Circumglobal. Tropical t 38 TL
Sterna repressa white-cheeked tern Indian Ocean and the Medi 35 TL
Sterna sandvicensis sandwich tern Eastern Central Pacific, 45 TL
Sterna striata white-fronted tern Southwest Pacific 43 TL
Sterna sumatrana black-naped tern Indo-Pacific and Southeas 32 TL
Sterna trudeaui Trudeau's tern Southeast Pacific and Sou 35 TL
Sterna virgata Kerguelen tern Antarctic Indian Ocean 33 TL
Sterna vittata Antarctic tern Southern Pacific, Souther 41 TL
Sternula albifrons little tern Indo-West Pacific and the 28 TL
Sternula antillarum least tern Eastern Pacific and Atlan
Sternula balaenarum Damara tern Southeast Atlantic and We 23 TL
Sternula nereis fairy tern Indo-West Pacific 27 TL
Sternula saundersi Saunder's tern Indo-West Pacific, Northe
Sternula superciliaris yellow-billed tern South America excluding C 23 TL
Thalasseus bengalensis lesser crested tern Indo-West Pacific, Easter 43 TL
Thalasseus bergii crested tern Indo-Pacific, Southeast A 48 TL
Thalasseus elegans elegant tern Eastern Pacific. 43 TL
Thalasseus eurygnatha Cayenne tern Western Atlantic 43 TL
Thalasseus maximus royal tern Atlantic Ocean, Eastern P 53 TL
Xema sabini Sabine's gull Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Oc



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