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Phalacrocorax carbo   (Linnaeus, 1758)

great cormorant

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Phalacrocorax carbo   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Aves | Ciconiiformes | Phalacrocoracidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Others; freshwater.  Subtropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific, Mediterranean and Atlantic.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

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

Short description Morphology

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). Found on beach and shoreline (Ref. 116102). 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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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Mass conversion

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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

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