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Spheniscus magellanicus   (Forster, 1781)

Magellanic penguin
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Aves | Ciconiiformes | Spheniscidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Others.  Subtropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Southeast Pacific and Southwest Atlantic.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 70.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 91362); common length : 70.0 cm tl male/unsexed; (Ref. 8812); max. published weight: 4.1 kg (Ref. 356)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Total population is estimated between 4,500,000 and 10 million birds. There is an observed population decline towards the end of the 19th century although their range has extended northwards (Ref. 84934). This is known as a noisy, gregarious but timid species which are found to nest in burrows (Ref. 91362). Pursuit diving (Ref. 356).

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

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Harrison, P. 1987. (Ref. 91362)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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References
Mass conversion

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown