WoRMS taxon details

Phaethon aethereus Linnaeus, 1758

137177  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137177)

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Species
marine
Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Description Length: (excluding streamers) 50-55 cm. Colour: adult: white with uneven black barring on back, rump and inner wing...  
Description Length: (excluding streamers) 50-55 cm. Colour: adult: white with uneven black barring on back, rump and inner wing coverts, black crescent through the eye and on crown; flight feathers with outer web of primaries black, inner white, secondaries black with white tips and tertials black; tail and tail streamers white; bill red, legs and feet yellow, webs black; immature like adult but without streamers and bill pale green. Habitat: open ocean breeds on oceanic islands. [details]

Distribution summer visitor of the Gulf of Maine; usually found Tropical Oceans  
Distribution summer visitor of the Gulf of Maine; usually found Tropical Oceans [details]
WoRMS (2018). Phaethon aethereus Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=137177 on 2018-12-10
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original description Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record van der Land, J. (2001). Tetrapoda, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>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,</i> 50: pp. 375-376 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Peterson, R.T.; Peterson, V.M. (2002). A field guide to the birds of eastern and central North America. <em>Fifth Edition.</em> Peterson Field Guide Series. Houghton Mifflin Company. New York. 427 p. [details]   

additional source Vanner, M. 2003. The encyclopedia of North American birds. Paragon Publishing. Bath. 383 p. [details]   

additional source Brown, L.H., E.K. Urban & K. Newman (1982). The Birds of Africa, Volume I. Academic Press, London. [details]   

additional source Gallardo, J. C., V. Macías, and E. Velarde. 2009. Birds (Vertebrata: Aves) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1321–1342 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Length: (excluding streamers) 50-55 cm. Colour: adult: white with uneven black barring on back, rump and inner wing coverts, black crescent through the eye and on crown; flight feathers with outer web of primaries black, inner white, secondaries black with white tips and tertials black; tail and tail streamers white; bill red, legs and feet yellow, webs black; immature like adult but without streamers and bill pale green. Habitat: open ocean breeds on oceanic islands. [details]

Distribution summer visitor of the Gulf of Maine; usually found Tropical Oceans [details]
 

LanguageName 
Dutch roodsnavelkeerkringvogel  [details]
English red-billed tropicbird  [details]
French phaéton à bec rouge  [details]
German Rotschnabel-Tropikvogel  [details]
Hebrew פתון אדום-מקור  [details]
Lithuanian raudonsnapis faetonas  [details]
Polish faeton białosterny  [details]
Russian красноклювый фаэтон  [details]
Spanish rabijunco etéreo  [details]
Turkish kırmızı gagalı tropik kuşu  [details]
Ukrainian Фаетон  [details]