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Puffinus griseus   (Gmelin, 1789)

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

Aves | Procellariiformes | Procellariidae

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

Others; depth range 0 - 93 m (Ref. 120202), usually 20 - 70 m (Ref. 120202).  Temperate; 65°N - 67°S, 180°W - 180°E (Ref. 125423)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Circumglobal.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 46.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8812); max. published weight: 869.00 g (Ref. 356)

Short description Morphology

Culmen: 4.14 cm; tarsus: 5.67 cm; wing: 30.0 cm.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Total Length: 40 to 46 cm; Wingspan: 94 to 104 cm (Ref. 8812). Wingspan: 105 cm (Ref. 91362). Nocturnal (Ref. 87784). Exhibits pursuit plunging and surface diving (Ref. 356). Gregarious at sea. Does not typically trail ships (Ref. 91362). Mean maximum diving depth on foraging trips, 39 m, and greatest depth recorded at 67 m. During the northern summer, migrates from the Antipodes into the North Pacific. In New Zealand, displaced their foraging competitors, the Antarctic Terns (Sterna vittata) from crustacean swarms by agitating the tern flock and covering the foraging surface in dense rafts. Does not breed in the North Pacific despite multitudes spending austral winter there after their long transequatorial migration from breeding areas in Australia and New Zealand (Ref. 87784). Colonial breeder (Ref. 91362) at sub-antarctic islands (Refs. 356, 91362). Winters in the sub-topical Pacific (Ref. 356). Burrow- and crevice-nesting; early in nesting cycle, wander in and out of burrows; burrows without breeding owners having as much as 10 different individuals within a single season. Population declines linked to fish-net mortality (Ref. 87784).

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

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Lepage, D. 2007. (Ref. 7816)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)

  Near Threatened (NT) (A2de+3de+4de); Date assessed: 19 August 2019

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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

Estimates of some properties based on models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown