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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSterna paradisaea Pontoppidan, 1763 
AphiaID: 137165

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTetrapoda (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAves (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCharadriiformes (Order) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSternidae (Family) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSterna (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSterna Linnaeus, 1758
Sources  basis of record van der Land, J. (2001). Tetrapoda, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 375-376 (look up in IMIS[details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Bulgarian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorПолярна рибарка  [details]
Danish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorhavterne  [details]
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editornoordse stern  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorArtic ternUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorArctic tern  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsterne arctiqueUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsterne à longue queue  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKüstenseeschwalbe  [details]
Hebrew Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorשחפית הקוטב *Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorשחפית הקוטב  [details]
Icelandic Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkrîa  [details]
Italian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsterna codalunga  [details]
Lithuanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpoliarinė žuvėdra  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorΧιονογλάρονο  [details]
Norwegian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorrødnebbterne  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorrødnebbterne  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorraudnebbterne  [details]
Polish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorrybitwa popielata  [details]
Russian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorполярная крачка  [details]
Scottish Gaelic Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgeabhróg Artach  [details]
Slovenian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpolarna čigra  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcharrán ártico  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsilvertärna  [details]
Turkish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkuzey sumrusu  [details]
Ukrainian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorПолярний крячокUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorКрячок полярний  [details]
Welsh Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormôr-wennol y Gogledd  [details]
Environment marine
Distribution 
From other sources
Baltic Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPolish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Canada
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSandy Island [details]
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
France
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWimereux [details]
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
Iceland
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIceland [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Maine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIrish Exclusive economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPortuguese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUnited Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
North Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBelgian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorthern Hemisphere [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpanish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSwedish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (14 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (281 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Dyntaxa 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (14 nucleotides; 13 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBreeding Category Visitor [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Length: 33-41 cm. Plumage: tail, rump, back and wings pale grey, wingtips darker grey; hind neck white; forehean white, forecrown speckled white; below white; breeding bird has pearl grey below, cheeks white; deeply forked tail extends slightly beyond wing. Immature browner on back. Bare parts: iris dark brown; bill red in breeding and black in non-breeding birds; feet and legs red in breeding and black in non-breeding. Habitat: open ocean and seashores. Palearctic migrant. <389><391><393> [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDimensions Length: 15 1/2" (39 cm); Wingspan: 31" (79 cm) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution North America; Oceania; range extends from the Arctic to the Bay of Fundy region [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIUCN Red List Category Least Concern [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature Old name: Sterna macrura Naumann, 1819 [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReproduction Breeds in the Arctic and Subarctic of North America and Eurasia. In America, it Breeds from Greenland to Alaska, and on the Atlantic Coast locally south to New England. Winters in the southern hemisphere on the waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans as they approach the antarctic continent [details]
ImagesChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
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LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137165
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
2011-04-08 06:18:06Z  checked  Adriaens, Peter
  
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  Citation: Adriaens, P. (2014). Sterna paradisaea Pontoppidan, 1763. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=137165 on 2014-09-30
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