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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEgretta caerulea (Linnaeus, 1758) 
AphiaID: 159114

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) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCiconiiformes (Order) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorArdeidae (Family) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEgretta (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEgretta caerulea (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEgretta Brisson, 1760
Sources  basis of record Banks, R.C., R.W. McDiarmid, and A.L. Gardner. 1987. Checklist of vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Resource Publication No. 166. 79 p. [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkleine blauwe reiger  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorlittle blue heron  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoraigrette bleue  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBlaureiher  [details]
Lithuanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormažasis melsvasis garnys  [details]
Polish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorczapla śniada  [details]
Russian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorма́лая голуба́я ца́пля  [details]
Slovenian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormodra čaplja  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgarza azulUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgarceta azul  [details]
Turkish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorküçük mavi balıkçıl  [details]
Environment marine, brackish
Distribution 
From other sources
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Maine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (5 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (39 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (4 nucleotides; 4 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDiet carnivorous feeding on fish, frogs, lizards, snakes, turtles, and crustaceans such as crabs, crayfish and shrimp [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDimensions Length: 24" (61 cm); Wingspan: 40" (102 cm) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution North America [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat often lives near saltwater but also frequentsponds, marshes, swamps, lagoons [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorImportance helps control insect populations [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReproduction Breeds from Massachusetts west to Tennessee and Texas and south throughout the West Indies, and South America to Uruguay and Peru. Winters from the southern United States southward. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:159114
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2005-05-27 09:47:05Z  created  Appeltans, Ward
2011-04-08 06:18:06Z  checked  Adriaens, Peter
2011-04-27 09:01:37Z  changed  Adriaens, Peter
  
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  Citation: Adriaens, P. (2014). Egretta caerulea (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=159114 on 2014-12-19
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