WoRMS taxon details

Phaethon lepturus Daudin, 1802

212594  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212594)

accepted
Species
marine
Not documented
Description Length: (excluding tail streamers) 38-43 cm. Colour: adult white with wing-tip, diagonal bar on the wing coverts, crescent...  
Description Length: (excluding tail streamers) 38-43 cm. Colour: adult white with wing-tip, diagonal bar on the wing coverts, crescent through eye and some flank feathers black; bill yellow; legs yellow, feet black; immature white heavily barred black above and no streamers. Habitat: tropical seas near islands and at times off shore near mainland, not seen far out at sea. (<313><316><318>). Distribution: open ocean off the whole eastern african coast. [details]
WoRMS (2020). Phaethon lepturus Daudin, 1802. Accessed at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212594 on 2020-11-24
Date
action
by
1998-07-11 06:36:40Z
created
Depew, Lorna
1998-09-24 10:09:33Z
changed
2011-04-08 06:18:06Z
checked

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context source (HKRMS) Hong Kong Offshore Wind Farm in SoutheasternWaters. EIA report. [details]   

basis of record Brown, L.H., E.K. Urban & K. Newman. (1982). The Birds of Africa, Volume I. <em>Academic Press, London.</em>  [details]   

additional source King, C.M.; Roberts, C.D.; Bell, B.D.; Fordyce, R.E.; Nicoll, R.S.; Worthy, T.H.; Paulin, C.D.; Hitchmough, R.A.; Keyes, I.W.; Baker, A.N.; Stewart, A.L.; Hiller, N.; McDowall, R.M.; Holdaway, R.N.; McPhee, R.P.; Schwarzhans, W.W.; Tennyson, A.J.D.; Rust, S.; Macadie, I. (2009). Phylum Chordata: lancelets, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals. <em>in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia.</em> pp. 431-554. [details]   

additional source Gallardo, J. C.; Macías, V.; Velarde, E. (2009). Birds (Vertebrata: Aves) of the Gulf of Mexico. <em>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.</em>  [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 tail streamers) 38-43 cm. Colour: adult white with wing-tip, diagonal bar on the wing coverts, crescent through eye and some flank feathers black; bill yellow; legs yellow, feet black; immature white heavily barred black above and no streamers. Habitat: tropical seas near islands and at times off shore near mainland, not seen far out at sea. (<313><316><318>). Distribution: open ocean off the whole eastern african coast. [details]
LanguageName 
Dutch witstaartkeerkringvogel  [details]
English white-tailed tropicbird  [details]
French phaéton à bec jaune  [details]
German Weißschwanz-Tropikvogel  [details]
Japanese シラオネッタイチョウ  [details]
To NMNH Extant Collection (usnm 490770 - phaethon lepturus pygostyle)
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