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Bucephala albeola   (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Aves | Anseriformes | Anatidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Others; freshwater; brackish; depth range 0 - 5 m (Ref. 115854).  Subtropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Atlantic and Northeast Pacific: Winters along Pacific coast from Aleutian Islands to Mexico, across S USA along Gulf coast, N to New England, Greater Antilles.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 39.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94965); max. published weight: 403.50 g (Ref. 356)

Short description Morphology

Culmen: 2.7 cm; tarsus: 3.125 cm; wing: 16.5 cm.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Depth range based on occurrence in Chesapeake Bay (Ref. 115854). To be replaced with a better reference. Surface diving; dabbling; coastal. Winters along Pacific coast from Aleutian Islands to Mexico, across South of USA along Gulf coast, North to New England, Greater Antilles (Ref. 356). Feeds on small snails, insects and animal larvae in freshwater habitats, and clams, snails, amphipods and worms in marine ecosystems (Ref. 94965). Common diving depth of 1 to 5 m (Ref. 115854).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 01 October 2016

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 5.6 - 11.3, mean 9 (based on 519 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown