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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSula sula (Linnaeus, 1766) 
AphiaID: 212596

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 editorPelecaniformes (Order) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSulidae (Family) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSula (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSula sula (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSula Brisson, 1760
Sources  basis of record Brown, L.H., E.K. Urban & K. Newman (1982). The Birds of Africa, Volume I. Academic Press, London. [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorroodpootgent  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorred-footed booby  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorfou à pieds rouges  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Rotfußtölpel  [details]
Environment marine
Distribution 
From other sources
Djibouti
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDjibouti [details]
Eritrea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEritrea [details]
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (7 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (208 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (223 nucleotides; 24 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 editorDescription Length: 66-77 cm. Colour: adult variable either white with pale yellow head and black flight feathers and black platch on underside of carpal area, white with brown back and upper wing-surface, or brown with white rump belly and tail; the species almost always has white tail; legs red; bill and facial skin bluish-grey; immature entirely dark brown with a blackish bill. Habitat: adults sedentary around home islands; immatures range widely in tropical seas. (<313><316>) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution circum-(sub)tropical [details]
ImagesChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
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LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212596
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1998-07-11 06:36:40Z  created  Depew, Lorna
1998-09-24 10:09:33Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2011-04-08 06:18:06Z  checked  Adriaens, Peter
  
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  Citation: Adriaens, P. (2014). Sula sula (Linnaeus, 1766). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212596 on 2014-12-20
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