WoRMS taxon details

Rallus limicola Vieillot, 1819

159744  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:159744)

marine, brackish, fresh
Not documented
Distribution North America; range extends from Southern Newfoundland to the Gulf of Mexico  
Distribution North America; range extends from Southern Newfoundland to the Gulf of Mexico [details]
WoRMS (2019). Rallus limicola Vieillot, 1819. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=159744 on 2019-01-19
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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]   

additional source Robbins, C. S. (1983). Golden field Guide to Birds of North America. Golden press. 360p. [details]   

additional source Linkletter, L. E. (1977). A checklist of marine fauna and flora of the Bay of Fundy. <em>Huntsman Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews, N.B.</em> 68: p. [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 Squires, H. J. (1990). Decapod Crustacea of the Atlantic coast of Canada. <em>Canadian Bulletin of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.</em> 221: 532 p., available online at http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/library/116743.pdf [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Vanner, M. 2003. The encyclopedia of North American birds. Paragon Publishing. Bath. 383 p. [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 Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]   
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 

From other sources
Diet small aquatic invertebrates, such as beetles, speiders, snails, and true bugs, and aquatic plants and seeds [details]

Dimensions Length: 9 1/2" (24 cm) [details]

Distribution North America; range extends from Southern Newfoundland to the Gulf of Mexico [details]

Habitat prefer freshwater wetlands but are adapted to coastal mudflats [details]

Importance game species [details]

Predators man [details]

Reproduction Breeds in southern Canada from Nova Scotia to British Columbia and south to extreme southern South America. Winters from North Carolina to Texas, and on the west coast from British Columbia south; a few remaining farther north. Eggs are laid in early June to late June. [details]

Dutch Virginiaral  [details]
English Virginia rail  [details]
French Râle de Virginie  [details]
German Virginiaralle  [details]