Xema sabini   (Sabine, 1819)

Sabine's gull
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Aves | Ciconiiformes | Laridae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Others.  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean and the Arctic. Tropical to polar.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cmmax. published weight: 998.00 g (Ref. 356)

Short description Morphology

Culmen: 2.55 cm; tarsus: 3.598 cm; wing: 26.7 cm.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on beach and shoreline (Ref. 116102). Coastal. Pelagic. Exhibits surface-seizing and plunge-diving behavior (Ref. 356). Opportunistic feeders. Feeds on small fish and small invertebrates, mainly crustaceans and insects; as well as faeces and carcasses. An arctic breeder; breeding area almost circumpolar with the exception of the Eurasian coast of Arctic Ocean. Nests on islets and flat, moist, grassy terrain of tundras, in pairs or small colonies. Often nests within colonies of Arctic terns (Sterna paradisaea). Common clutch size of 2 eggs. Migrates over oceanic waters southbound to western South America and south-southwestern Africa (Ref. 95138).

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

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Lepage, D. 2007. (Ref. 7816)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 08 August 2018

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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Mass conversion

Internet sources

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

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 1.8 - 15.5, mean 8.5 (based on 1479 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown