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Sula sula   (Linnaeus, 1766)

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

Aves | Ciconiiformes | Sulidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Li, X. 1990. (Ref. 78638)

Size / Weight / Age

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

Environment

Others

Climate / Range

Subtropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Ocean and the Arctic.

Short description

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). 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).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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References
Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Moderate to high vulnerability (51 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown