Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata > Subphylum Vertebrata > Superclass Gnathostomata > Superclass Tetrapoda > Class Aves > Order Pelecaniformes > Family Sulidae > Genus Morus

Morus bassanus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Original genus

Pelecanus Linnaeus, 1758

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

MorusVieillot, 1816accepted genus name

Species group names

Pelecanus bassanus Linnaeus, 1758 objective synonym
Sula bassana (Linnaeus, 1758) synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Bokmål (Norwegian): havsule sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Danish: sule sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Dutch: Jan-van-Gent sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 English: gannet; northern gannet sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points;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.
 English-United States: Gannet; Northern Gannet sources: Charles Hussey
 Gaelic: gainéad sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Galician: Gainéad
 German: Basstölpel 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.
 Greek: Βόρεια σούλα sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Irish: Gainéad sources: Nash, Roisin (FaEu - Ecological Consultancy Services Ltd (Ecoserve))
 Lithuanian: šiaurinis padūkėlis sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian Bokmål: havsule sources: Syst. Nat. ed. 10 p. 133
 Norwegian Nynorsk: havsule sources: Syst. Nat. ed. 10 p. 133
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): havsule sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Polish: głuptak sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Russian: олуш sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Slovenian: strmoglavec sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Spanish, Castillian: alcatraz atlántico sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Swedish: havssula sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Turkish: sümsük kuşu sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Ukrainian: Олуша північна; Північна олуша sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Welsh: hugan

Literature

basis of record

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.

additional source

Field Guide to Birds of North America 1983

additional source

Grand Manan Whale and Seabird Research Station.

additional source

Peterson, R.T. and V.M. Peterson. 2002. A field guide to the birds of eastern and central North America. Fifth Edition. Peterson Field Guide Series. Houghton Mifflin Company. New York. 427 p.

additional source

Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp.

additional source

Squires, H.J. 1990. Decapod Crustacea of the Atlantic coast of Canada. Canadian Bulletin of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 221. 532 p.

additional source

Linkletter, L.E. 1977. A checklist of marine fauna and flora of the Bay of Fundy. Huntsman Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews, N.B. 68 p.

additional source

Vanner, M. 2003. The encyclopedia of North American birds. Paragon Publishing. Bath. 383 p.

additional source

ITIS database

additional source

Gallardo, J. C., V. Macías, and E. Velarde. 2009. Birds (Vertebrata: Aves) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1321–1342 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.

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External Links

Link To GBIF
Link To GBIF

Citation

Adriaens, P. (2011). Morus bassanus (Linnaeus, 1758). 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:148776

Drs Cees Roselaar. Morus bassanus (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: Fauna Europaea at http://www.faunaeur.org/full_results.php?id=96614

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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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2011-04-08 by Drs Cees Roselaar & by Peter Adriaens

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