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Thalassoica antarctica

(Antarctic Petrel)

Common Names

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Common Names in Afrikaans:

Antarktiese Stormvo, Antarktiese Stormvoël

Common Names in Czech:


Common Names in Danish:


Common Names in Dutch:

Antarctische stormvogel

Common Names in English:

Antarctic Petrel, Antarctic Fulmar

Common Names in Estonian:

Antarktika Tormilind

Common Names in French:

P?trel antarctique, Fulmar Antarctique, Pétrel antarctique

Common Names in German:

Antarktik Sturmvogel, Antarktiksturmvogel

Common Names in Italian:

Petrello Antartico, Procellaria Antartica

Common Names in Japanese:

Nankyokufurumakamome, ナンキョクフルマカモメ

Common Names in Latin:

Thalassoica antarctica

Common Names in Lithuanian:

Pietinis Kvailelis

Common Names in Polish:

Fulmar Poludniowy, Petrel Antarktyczny

Common Names in Portuguese:


Common Names in Slovak:

Fulmar Strieborn

Common Names in Spanish:

Petrel Ant

Common Names in Spanish (Argentine):

Petrel Ant

Common Names in Spanish (Chile):

Petrel Ant


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Physical Description

Adult : Head : brown Sides: paler brown Bill: black Neck: Throat : sides paler brown Body: Back: brown Underparts: white Legs : Foot Color: yellowish Wings : Secondaries: white with brown tips Tail: white with brown-tip.


Typically found in water with a depth of 0 to -5,503 meters (0 to -18,054 feet).[1]

Biome: Marine .

Ecology: The Antarctic Petrel nests on snow-free cliffs and rock faces . Nesting sites are mostly coastal or on offshore islands, but it has been found to nest up to 250 km inland. The diet of this species is comprised mostly of krill, but also fish and squid. Prey is obtained mostly by surface-seizing but diving from the air and surface is also seen1.


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Thalassoica antarctica (J. F. Gmelin, 1789)


Name Status: Accepted Name .

Last scrutiny: 13-Jun-2007

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Thalassoica

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 1 species and subspecies in this genus:

T. antarctica (Antarctic Petrel)

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Further Reading

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Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal March 10, 2008:



  1. Mean = -2,826.570 meters (-9,273.524 feet), Standard Deviation = 1,445.570 based on 7,217 observations. Ocean depth information for each observation from British Oceanographic Data Centre. [back]
  2. BirdLife International 2009. Thalassoica antarctica. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. <>. Downloaded on 05 February 2012. [back]
Last Revised: 2014-04-14