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Family: Alcidae (See list of species below)

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24 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Aethia cristatella
[crested auklet]
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Aethia psittacula
[parakeet auklet]
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Aethia pusilla
[least auklet]
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Aethia pygmaea
[whiskered auklet]


Alca torda
[razorbill]
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Alle alle
[dovekie]
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Brachyramphus brevirostris
[Kittlitz's murrelet]
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Brachyramphus marmoratus
[marbled murrelet]
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Brachyramphus perdix
[long-billed murrelet]
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Cepphus carbo
[spectacled guillemot]
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Cepphus columba
[pigeon guillemot]
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Cepphus grylle
[black guillemot]
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Cerorhinca monocerata
[rhinoceros auklet]


Fratercula arctica
[Atlantic puffin]
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Fratercula cirrhata
[tufted puffin]
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Fratercula corniculata
[horned puffin]
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Ptychoramphus aleuticus
[Cassin's auklet]
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Synthliboramphus antiquus
[ancient murrelet]
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Synthliboramphus craveri
[Craveri's murrelet]
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Synthliboramphus hypoleucus
[Xantus' murrelet]
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Synthliboramphus scrippsi
[Scripp's murrelet]
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Synthliboramphus wumizusume
[Japanese murrelet]
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Uria aalge
[common murre]
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Uria lomvia
[thick-billed murre]
24 Species of Family Alcidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Aethia cristatella crested auklet Northern Pacific and the 23 TL
Aethia psittacula parakeet auklet Northern Pacific
Aethia pusilla least auklet Northern Pacific and the 15 TL
Aethia pygmaea whiskered auklet Northern Pacific 18 TL
Alca torda razorbill Northern Atlantic and the 45 TL
Alle alle dovekie Northern Atlantic and the 25 TL
Brachyramphus brevirostris Kittlitz's murrelet Northeast Pacific 23 TL
Brachyramphus marmoratus marbled murrelet Pacific Ocean 25 TL
Brachyramphus perdix long-billed murrelet Northwest Pacific
Cepphus carbo spectacled guillemot Northwest Pacific 38 TL
Cepphus columba pigeon guillemot Eastern Pacific and the A 35 TL
Cepphus grylle black guillemot Northern Atlantic and the 36 TL
Cerorhinca monocerata rhinoceros auklet Pacific Ocean and Northwe 38 TL
Fratercula arctica Atlantic puffin Northern Atlantic and the 30 TL
Fratercula cirrhata tufted puffin Pacific Ocean and the Arc
Fratercula corniculata horned puffin Pacific Ocean and the Arc 41 TL
Ptychoramphus aleuticus Cassin's auklet Eastern Pacific 23 TL
Synthliboramphus antiquus ancient murrelet Pacific Ocean and the Arc 27 TL
Synthliboramphus craveri Craveri's murrelet Eastern Central Pacific
Synthliboramphus hypoleucus Xantus' murrelet Eastern Central Pacific
Synthliboramphus scrippsi Scripp's murrelet Eastern Pacific
Synthliboramphus wumizusume Japanese murrelet Northwest Pacific 26 TL
Uria aalge common murre Pacific Ocean, Atlantic O 43 TL
Uria lomvia thick-billed murre Pacific Ocean, Atlantic O 48 TL



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