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Family: Anatidae (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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Anas penelope
[Eurasian wigeon]
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Anas platyrhynchos
[mallard]
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Anser anser
[greylag goose]
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Aythya marila
[greater scaup]
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Branta bernicla
[brant]
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Bucephala albeola
[bufflehead]
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Bucephala clangula
[common goldeneye]
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Bucephala islandica
[Barrow's goldeneye]
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Clangula hyemalis
[long-tailed duck]
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Histrionicus histrionicus
[harlequin duck]
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Melanitta americana
[American scoter]
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Melanitta deglandi
[white-winged scoter]
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Melanitta fusca
[velvet scoter]
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Melanitta nigra
[black scoter]
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Melanitta perspicillata
[surf scoter]
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Mergus serrator
[red-breasted merganser]
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Polysticta stelleri
[Steller's eider]
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Somateria fischeri
[spectacled eider]
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Somateria mollissima
[common eider]
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Somateria spectabilis
[king eider]
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Tachyeres brachypterus
[Falkland steamerduck]
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Tachyeres leucocephalus
[Chubut steamerduck]
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Tachyeres patachonicus
[flying steamerduck]
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Tachyeres pteneres
[flightless steamerduck]
24 Species of Family Anatidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Anas penelope Eurasian wigeon Western Indian Ocean
Anas platyrhynchos mallard North Atlantic, Southwest
Anser anser greylag goose Western Indian Ocean
Aythya marila greater scaup North Atlantic. Tropical
Branta bernicla brant Northeast Atlantic and th
Bucephala albeola bufflehead Western Atlantic and Nor 39 TL
Bucephala clangula common goldeneye Northeast Pacific and Wes 49 TL
Bucephala islandica Barrow's goldeneye Northern Atlantic and Eas
Clangula hyemalis long-tailed duck Pacific Ocean and Norther 51 TL
Histrionicus histrionicus harlequin duck Northeast Pacific, Northe 46 TL
Melanitta americana American scoter Atlantic Ocean, Pacific O
Melanitta deglandi white-winged scoter Atlantic Ocean, Pacific O
Melanitta fusca velvet scoter Inland Asia, the Mediterr 59 TL
Melanitta nigra black scoter Northern Pacific, Norther
Melanitta perspicillata surf scoter Eastern Pacific, Western 54 TL
Mergus serrator red-breasted merganser Arctic North Atlantic and
Polysticta stelleri Steller's eider Northern Pacific, Northea
Somateria fischeri spectacled eider Arctic
Somateria mollissima common eider Northern Pacific, Norther
Somateria spectabilis king eider Northeast Pacific, Northe
Tachyeres brachypterus Falkland steamerduck Southwest Atlantic
Tachyeres leucocephalus Chubut steamerduck Endemic to the southern c
Tachyeres patachonicus flying steamerduck Southeast Pacific and Sou
Tachyeres pteneres flightless steamerduck Southwest Atlantic and So



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