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Somateria mollissima   (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common eider
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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.  Temperate

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Northern Pacific, Northern Atlantic and the Arctic: UK England, Greenland, Svalbard and Russia. Temperate to polar.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cmmax. published weight: 2.1 kg (Ref. 356)

Short description Morphology

Culmen: 5.58 cm; tarsus: 5.35 cm; wing: 30.25 cm.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Surface diving; head-dipping; coastal. Winters at sea in northern regions in the North Pacific and North Atlantic (Ref. 356).

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. 124695)

  Near Threatened (NT) (A4abcde); Date assessed: 07 August 2018

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)


Threat to humans

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References
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Internet sources

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

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 0.6 - 12.4, mean 6.9 (based on 1546 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown