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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLarus dominicanus Lichtenstein, 1823 
AphiaID: 212624

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 editorCharadriiformes (Order) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorLaridae (Family) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorLarus (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorLarus Linnaeus, 1758
Sources  basis of record Urban, E.K., C.H. Fry & S. Keith (1986). The Birds of Africa, Volume II. Academic Press, London. [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkelpmeeuw  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouthern black-backed gullUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkelp gullUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDominican gull  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgoéland dominicain  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Dominikanermöwe  [details]
Environment marine
Distribution 
From other sources
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
Southern Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouthern Ocean [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (18 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (257 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (318 nucleotides; 151 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 editorBreeding Category Breeding [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Length: 56-60 cm. Plumage: wings and back black; rest of plumage white; white training edge to wing. Immature mottled brownish grey on white, back and wings grey brown, below whiter with less mottling. Bare parts: iris light grey to straw yellow or hazel; eyering orange to red; bill bright yellow with red near tip of lower mandible; feet and legs greenish with darker joints. Habitat: estuaries, coastal beaches, off-shore waters; rare inland. Breeding resident in southern Africa, vagrant elsewhere. <389><391><393> [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIUCN Red List Category Least Concern [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Forms a superspecies with L. argentatus & L. fuscus [details]
ImagesChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Kelp Gull (Larus dominicus)
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Kelp Gull Nest with Eggs
Kelp Gull Nest with Eggs
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LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212624
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1998-07-17 10:53:12Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
1998-08-28 07:21:49Z  changed  Depew, Lorna
2011-04-08 06:18:06Z  checked  Adriaens, Peter
  
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  Citation: Adriaens, P. (2014). Larus dominicanus Lichtenstein, 1823. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212624 on 2014-09-23
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