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Phalacrocorax carbo   (Linnaeus, 1758)

great cormorant

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Phalacrocorax carbo   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Aves | Ciconiiformes | Phalacrocoracidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 101 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8812); max. published weight: 2.5 kg (Ref. 356)

Environment

Others; freshwater

Climate / Range

Subtropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific, Mediterranean and Atlantic.

Short description

Culmen: 6.96 cm; tarsus: 7.4 cm; wing: 35.7 cm.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Total Length: 80 to 101 cm; Wingspan: 130 to 160 cm (Ref. 8812). A coastal species (Ref. 356). Largely dependent on freshwater and terrestrial environments. Feeds mostly on non-fish vertebrate prey (Ref. 95711). Displays pursuit-diving behavior (Ref. 356). In the North Sea off the coasts of Scotland and northern England, is known to partially feed on the sand eel, Ammodytes marinus (Ref. 95711).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
High vulnerability (61 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown