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Sula sula   (Linnaeus, 1766)

red-footed booby
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Aves | Ciconiiformes | Sulidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Others.  Subtropical; 22°C - ? (Ref. 84934); 23°N - 24°S, 39°E - 6°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Ocean and the Arctic: from Mozambique east to northern Australia and Colombia and Brazil, north to Hawaii and south to Pitcairn Islands.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 77.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8812); max. published weight: 1.5 kg (Ref. 356)

Short description Morphology

Culmen: 8.47 cm; tarsus: 3.5 cm; wing: 40.7 cm.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Total Length: 66 to 77 cm; Wingspan: 91 to 101 cm (Ref. 8812). Wingspan: 152 cm. The smallest booby (Ref. 91362). Causes of decrease in population is human exploitation, habitat destruction especially in the Western Indian Ocean, predation by rats, and tourism disturbance (84934). Found <200 m offshore, over deep waters (Ref. 356). Colonial breeder in trees on marine islands. Gregarious; freely approaches ships, undertaking long foraging trips (Ref. 91362). Exhibits plunge diving (Ref. 356). Maturity at past 2 to 3 years (Ref. 91362).

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

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Li, X. 1990. (Ref. 78638)

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

Internet sources

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)
Moderate to high vulnerability (51 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown