Species under Chlidonias
n= 4
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Chlidonias albostriatus
(Gray, 1845)
Black-fronted tern Southwest Pacific
Chlidonias hybrida
(Pallas, 1811)
Whiskered tern Indo-West Pacific, Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean and European Inland Waters 26
Chlidonias leucopterus
(Temminck, 1815)
White-winged tern Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean 24
Chlidonias niger
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Black tern Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean and the Arctic 24
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