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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpheniscus demersus (Linnaeus, 1758) 
AphiaID: 212659

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 editorSphenisciformes (Order) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpheniscidae (Family) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpheniscus (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpheniscus
Source  basis of record Brown, L.H., E.K. Urban & K. Newman (1982). The Birds of Africa, Volume I. Academic Press, London. [details]

Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorzwartvoetpinguïn  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorjackass penguinUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAfrican penguin  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormanchot du Cap  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBrillenpinguin  [details]
Turkish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAfrika pengueni  [details]
Environment marine
Distribution 
From other sources
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]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (8 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (287 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (84 nucleotides; 26 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: 60 cm. Plumage: Adult black above white below with black band extending from upper breast down sides of body to feet, occasionally with a second narrower complete or incomplete black neck band and very sparce black spotting on belly; face black with broad white band separating face patch from crown and back of head. Immature sooty black on back, white on belly with sparce black spotting. Bare parts: iris hazel; bill black with cream band behind tip; feet blackwith pink blotches; skin above eye red. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Listed in the SA Red Data Bk. & IUCN Red Data Bk. as Vulnerable [details]
ImagesChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Spheniscus demersus
Spheniscus demersus
Spheniscus demersus
Spheniscus demersus
Spheniscus demersus
Spheniscus demersus
Spheniscus demersus
Spheniscus demersus
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212659
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1998-07-17 10:53:12Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
1998-09-25 09:27:15Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2011-04-08 06:18:06Z  checked  Adriaens, Peter
  
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  Citation: Adriaens, P. (2014). Spheniscus demersus (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212659 on 2014-07-24
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