Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata > Subphylum Vertebrata > Superclass Gnathostomata > Superclass Tetrapoda > Class Aves > Order Charadriiformes > Family Stercorariidae > Genus Stercorarius

Stercorarius skua (Brunnich, 1764)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

StercorariusBrisson, 1760accepted genus name

Species group names

Catharacta skua Brünnich, 1764 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Bokmål (Norwegian): storjo sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Danish: mtorkjove; Storkjove sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 English: great skua
 French: grande labbe; stercoraire brun sources: Jonsson, L. (1993). Vogels van Europa, Noord-Afrika en het Midden-Oosten [Birds of Europe, northern Africa and the Middle East]. Tirion: Baarn, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-5210-187-6. 560 pp.;De Coninck, L. A. P. (1938): Scientific results of Prof. Dr. P. Van Oye's expedition in Iceland. II observations ornithologiques. Biol. Jb. Dodonaea 5: 234-264
 Gaelic: meirleach mór sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Galician: Meirleach mór
 German: grosse Raul Möwe sources: De Coninck, L. A. P. (1938): Scientific results of Prof. Dr. P. Van Oye's expedition in Iceland. II observations ornithologiques. Biol. Jb. Dodonaea 5: 234-264
 Greek: Αετοληστόγλαρος sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Icelandic: skùmur sources: De Coninck, L. A. P. (1938): Scientific results of Prof. Dr. P. Van Oye's expedition in Iceland. II observations ornithologiques. Biol. Jb. Dodonaea 5: 234-264
 Irish: Meirleach mór sources: Nash, Roisin (FaEu - Ecological Consultancy Services Ltd (Ecoserve))
 Norwegian Bokmål: storjo sources: Orn. Boreal. p. 33
 Norwegian Nynorsk: storjo sources: Orn. Boreal. p. 33
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): storjo sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Swedish: storlabb sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Ukrainian: Поморник великий

Literature

basis of record

van der Land, J. (2001). Tetrapoda, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 375-376

additional source

Cattrijsse, A.; Vincx, M. (2001). Biodiversity of the benthos and the avifauna of the Belgian coastal waters: summary of data collected between 1970 and 1998. Sustainable Management of the North Sea. Federal Office for Scientific, Technical and Cultural Affairs: Brussel, Belgium. 48 pp.

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External Links

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Citation

Adriaens, P. (2012). Stercorarius skua (Brunnich, 1764). In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2012) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137174

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Occurrence

 Present  Absent  Doubtful  Native  Introduced  Naturalised  Invasive  Managed  No data

Environment


marine

Importance

IUCN:
Red List status LC 2009This species is least concern and is widespread and abundant according to the red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

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2011-04-04 by Peter Adriaens

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