Species under Larus
n= 44
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Larus argentatus
Pontoppidan, 1763
herring gull Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Ocean and the Arctic 66
Larus armenicus
Buturlin, 1934
Armenian gull Indo-West Pacific, Northeast Atlantic, Mediterranean and Asian Inland Waters
Larus atlanticus
Olrog, 1958
Olrog's gull Southwest Atlantic
Larus atricilla
Linnaeus, 1758
laughing gull Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean 43
Larus audouinii
Payraudeau, 1826
Audouin's gull Western Indian Ocean, Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean 52
Larus belcheri
Vigors, 1829
band-tailed gull Eastern Pacific and Western Atlantic 51
Larus brunnicephalus
Jerdon, 1840
brown-headed gull Indo-West Pacific and Asian Inland Waters 43
Larus bulleri
Hutton, 1871
black-billed gull Southwest Pacific 38
Larus cachinnans
Pallas, 1811
yellow-legged gull Antarctic, Indo-Pacific, Mediterranean
Larus californicus
Lawrence, 1854
California gull Eastern Pacific, Western Atlantic and the Arctic 58
Larus canus
Linnaeus, 1758
common gull Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean and the Arctic 46
Larus cirrocephalus
Vieillot, 1818
grey-headed gull Western Indian Ocean, Eastern Pacific, Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean 43
Larus crassirostris
Vieillot, 1818
black-tailed gull Indo-Pacific and Atlantic Ocean 48
Larus delawarensis
Ord, 1815
ring-billed gull Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean 53
Larus dominicanus
Lichtenstein, 1823
kelp gull Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Ocean and the Antarctic 58
Larus fuliginosus
Gould, 1841
lava gull Southeast Pacific 53
Larus fuscus
Linnaeus, 1758
lesser black-backed gull Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean and the Arctic 61
Larus genei
Brème, 1839
slender-billed gull Indo-West Pacific, Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean 46
Larus glaucescens
Naumann, 1840
Glaucous-winged gull Pacific Ocean and Atlantic Ocean 70
Larus glaucoides
Meyer, 1822
Iceland gull Northern Pacific, Northern Atlantic, Mediterranean and the Arctic 64
Larus glaucoides thayeri
Brooks, 1915
Thayer's gull Northwest Pacific
Larus hartlaubii
Bruch, 1853
Hartlaub's gull Southeast Atlantic
Larus heermanni
Cassin, 1852
Heermann's gull Eastern Pacific and Western Atlantic 53
Larus hemprichii
(Bruch, 1853)
sooty gull Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean 47
Larus hyperboreus
Gunnerus, 1767
glaucous gull Northern Pacific and Atlantic Ocean, Arctic and Pacific Asia 77
Larus ichthyaetus
Pallas, 1773
great black-headed gull Indo-West Pacific, Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean 69
Larus leucophthalmus
Temminck, 1825
white-eyed gull Western Indian Ocean, Southeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean 39
Larus livens
Dwight, 1919
yellow-footed gull Eastern Central Pacific and Western Central Atlantic
Larus maculipennis
Lichtenstein, 1823
brown-hooded gull Southeast Pacific and Southwest Atlantic 38
Larus marinus
Linnaeus, 1758
great black-backed gull Northern Atlantic, Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean and the Arctic 79
Larus melanocephalus
Temminck, 1820
Mediterranean gull Indo-West Pacific, Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean 43
Larus modestus
Tschudi, 1843
gray gull Eastern Pacific and Southwest Atlantic 46
Larus novaehollandiae
Stephens, 1826
silver gull Indo-West Pacific and Southwest Atlantic 43
Larus occidentalis
Audubon, 1839
western gull Eastern Pacific and Western Atlantic 68
Larus pacificus
Latham, 1802
Pacific gull Indo-West Pacific 66
Larus philadelphia
(Ord, 1815)
Bonaparte's gull Western Central Atlantic and Northeast Pacific 36
Larus pipixcan
Wagler, 1831
Franklin's gull Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean and the Arctic 38
Larus relictus
Lonnberg, 1931
relict gull Northwest Pacific and Northeast Atlantic
Larus ridibundus
Linnaeus, 1766
common black-headed gull Indo-West Pacific and Atlantic Ocean 43
Larus saundersi
(Swinhoe, 1871)
Saunder's gull Northwest Pacific, Northeast Atlantic and the Black Sea 33
Larus schistisagus
Stejneger, 1884
slaty-backed gull Northern Pacific, Northern Atlantic and the Arctic 68
Larus scopulinus
Forster, 1844
red-billed gull Southwest Pacific
Larus serranus
Tschudi, 1844
Andean gull Eastern Pacific 48
Larus thayeri
Brooks, 1915
Northern Pacific, Northern Atlantic and the Arctic
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