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Family: Diomedeidae (See list of species below)

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21 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Diomedea amsterdamensis
[Amsterdam albatross]

Diomedea antipodensis
[Antipodean albatross]
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Diomedea dabbenena
[Tristan albatross]

Diomedea epomophora
[Southern royal albatross]

Diomedea exulans
[Wandering albatross]
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Diomedea gibsoni
[Gibson's albatross]

Diomedea sanfordi
[Northern royal albatross]

Phoebastria albatrus
[Short-tailed albatross]

Phoebastria immutabilis
[Laysan albatross]

Phoebastria irrorata
[Waved albatross]

Phoebastria nigripes
[Black-footed albatross]

Phoebetria fusca
[Sooty albatross]
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Phoebetria palpebrata
[Light-mantled albatross]

Thalassarche bulleri
[Buller's albatross]

Thalassarche carteri
[Indian yellow-nosed albatross]

Thalassarche cauta
[Shy albatross]

Thalassarche chlororhynchos
[Yellow-nosed albatross]

Thalassarche chrysostoma
[Grey-headed albatross]

Thalassarche melanophris
[Black-browed albatross]
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Thalassarche salvini
[Salvin's albatross]

Thalassarche steadi
[White-capped albatross]
21 Species of Family Diomedeidae
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Diomedea amsterdamensis Amsterdam albatross Western Indian Ocean and 115 TL
Diomedea antipodensis Antipodean albatross Indo-West Pacific
Diomedea dabbenena Tristan albatross Southeast Pacific
Diomedea epomophora Southern royal albatross Pacific Ocean and Souther 122 tl
Diomedea exulans Wandering albatross Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Oc 135 TL
Diomedea gibsoni Gibson's albatross Indo-West Pacific
Diomedea sanfordi Northern royal albatross Southwest Pacific
Phoebastria albatrus Short-tailed albatross Pacific Ocean. 94 TL
Phoebastria immutabilis Laysan albatross Pacific Ocean and Western 81 TL
Phoebastria irrorata Waved albatross Eastern Pacific. 93 TL
Phoebastria nigripes Black-footed albatross Pacific Ocean and Northwe 81 TL
Phoebetria fusca Sooty albatross Indo-Pacific, Southern At 89 TL
Phoebetria palpebrata Light-mantled albatross Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Oc 89 TL
Thalassarche bulleri Buller's albatross Pacific Ocean.
Thalassarche carteri Indian yellow-nosed albatross Prince Edward, Kerguelen,
Thalassarche cauta Shy albatross Indo-Pacific, Southern At 99 TL
Thalassarche chlororhynchos Yellow-nosed albatross Indo-West Pacific, Atlant 256 TL
Thalassarche chrysostoma Grey-headed albatross Antarctic, Atlantic and P
Thalassarche melanophris Black-browed albatross Pacific Ocean, Northeast 88 TL
Thalassarche salvini Salvin's albatross Antarctic
Thalassarche steadi White-capped albatross Indo-West Pacific

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