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Thalasseus bengalensis   Lesson, 1831

lesser crested tern
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Aves | Ciconiiformes | Laridae

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

Others; brackish.  Subtropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific, Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Subtropical to tropical.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 43.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8812); max. published weight: 240.00 g (Ref. 356)

Short description Morphology

Culmen: 5.18 cm; tarsus: 2.56 cm; wing: 28.6 cm.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Total Length: 38 to 43 cm; Wingspan: 89 to 94 cm (Ref. 8812). Plunge diving; dipping; coastal (Ref. 356). Feeds on small fish (Ref. 801).

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. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Threat to humans

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References
Mass conversion

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): 24.8 - 29.3, mean 28 (based on 1128 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown