Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata > Subphylum Vertebrata > Superclass Gnathostomata > Superclass Tetrapoda > Class Aves > Order Anseriformes > Family Anatidae > Genus Mergus

Mergus serrator Linnaeus, 1758

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

MergusLinnaeus, 1758accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Albanian: zhytësi i mesëm me çallmë sources: Dhora, DH. 2008. Fjalor i emrave të kafshëve të Shqipërisë (Emri shkencor – Shqip – Anglisht) / Dictionary of animal names of Albania (Scientific names – Albanian – English). Camaj – Pipa. Shkodër, Albania. pp. 288.
 Bokmål (Norwegian): siland sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Bulgarian: Среден нирец sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Danish: toppet skallesluger sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Dutch: middelste zaagbek 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.
 English: red-breasted merganser sources: North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
 English-United States: Red-breasted Merganser sources: Charles Hussey
 French: harle huppé sources: 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.
 Gaelic: síolta rua sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Galician: Síolta rua
 German: Mittelsäger sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Greek: Θαλασσοπρίστης sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Irish: Síolta rua sources: Nash, Roisin (FaEu - Ecological Consultancy Services Ltd (Ecoserve))
 Israel (Hebrew): מרגון בינוני sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Italian: smergo minore sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Lithuanian: vidutinis dančiasnapis sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian: siland sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian Bokmål: siland sources: Syst. Nat. ed. 10 p. 129
 Norwegian Nynorsk: siland sources: Syst. Nat. ed. 10 p. 129
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): siland sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Polish: szlachar; tracz długodzioby sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Romanian: ferestraş moţat; ferestraşul moţat sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Russian: длинноносый; Длинноносый крохаль; или морской крохаль sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Slovenian: veliki žagar sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Spanish, Castillian: serreta mediana sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Swedish: småskrake sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Turkish: tarakdis; tarakdiş sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Ukrainian: Крех середній; Крех середній (Крех довгоносий); Середній крех sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Welsh: hwyaden frongoch

Literature

original description

Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp.

basis of record

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

basis of record

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.

basis of record

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

basis of record

Banks, R.C., R.W. McDiarmid, and A.L. Gardner. 1987. Checklist of vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Resource Publication No. 166. 79 p.

basis of record

Field Guide to Birds of North America 1983

basis of record

Grand Manan Whale and Seabird Research Station.

basis of record

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

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.

Genbank

loading

External Links

Link To GBIF
Link To GBIF

Citation

Adriaens, P. (2011). Mergus serrator 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:159098

Drs Cees Roselaar. Mergus serrator Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed through: Fauna Europaea at http://www.faunaeur.org/full_results.php?id=96550

Image

loading

Occurrence

 Present  Absent  Doubtful  Native  Introduced  Naturalised  Invasive  Managed  No data

Environment


marine, fresh

Importance

EU Birds Directive:
Annex II/B 2009This species may be hunted under national legislation, as long as it does not jeopardise conservation efforts in their distribution area, and only in the Member States in respect of which they are indicated in the Directive, according to Annex II/B of the EU Bird Directive 2009/147/EC.
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.

Provided by

logo erms

GUID

urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:159098
urn:lsid:faunaeur.org:taxname:96550

Last modified

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

Your feedback

click here

Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License

Your e-mail address:

Your message: