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Stercorarius skua   (Brunnich, 1764)

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

Aves | Charadriiformes | Stercorariidae

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

Others.  Temperate

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean. Subtropical to temperate.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 66.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8812); max. published weight: 1.4 kg (Ref. 356)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Total Length: 51 to 66 cm; Wingspan: 145 to 155 cm (Ref. 8812). A coastal continental shelf species exhibiting scavenging and surface seizing (Ref. 356).

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

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Harrison, P. 1983. (Ref. 8812)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 07 August 2018

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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References
Mass conversion

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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): 0.5 - 11.9, mean 7.2 (based on 935 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Moderate to high vulnerability (46 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown