Overview

Distribution

Range Description

Breeding colonies are found off the coast of south-east Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand. One small colony is also found further north at Norfolk Island (to Australia). Winters in adjacent waters and up the east and west coasts of Australia as far north as the Tropic of Capricorn (del Hoyo et al. 1992).
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Range

Breeds is. off se Australia, Tasmania, coasts and is. off N. Zealand.
  • Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
The Australasian Gannet generally feeds over continental shelves or inshore waters, seldom far from land. Its diet is comprised mainly of pelagic fish, especially pilchard, anchovies and jack mackerel, but also squid and garfish. Prey is caught mainly by plunge-diving, but it is also seen regularly attending trawlers. Breeding is highly seasonal (Oct - May), nesting on the ground in small but dense colonies. Adults tend to stay within the vicinity of the colony after breeding with young birds dispersing (del Hoyo et al. 1992).

Systems
  • Terrestrial
  • Marine
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Life History and Behavior

Life Expectancy

Lifespan, longevity, and ageing

Maximum longevity: 33 years (wild)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Morus serrator

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There are 5 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank.

Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.

See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.

GTGACCTTCATTAATCGATGATTATTCTCAACCAATCATAAAGACATCGGCACTTTATACCTTATCTTCGGTGCTTGGGCTGGCATGGTTGGAACAGCCCTCAGCCTACTTATTCGGGCAGAACTAGGTCAACCCGGAACATTACTAGGCGATGACCAAATTTACAATGTAATCGTTACCGCCCATGCCTTCGTAATAATTTTCTTTATAGTAATACCAATCATGATCGGAGGATTTGGAAACTGACTAGTCCCACTTATAATCGGCGCCCCTGACATAGCATTTCCACGCATAAACAACATAAGCTTCTGACTACTCCCACCATCCTTCTTACTCCTACTAGCCTCATCCACCGTAGAAGCAGGAGCAGGTACAGGATGAACTGTATATCCCCCACTAGCTGGAAACCTGGCCCACGCCGGAGCCTCAGTTGACCTAGCTATCTTTTCCCTCCATCTCGCGGGTGTGTCCTCAATCCTAGGGGCAATCAATTTCATTACAACCGCTATCAACATAAAACCCCCAGCCCTCTCACAGTACCAAACTCCATTATTTGTATGGTCAGTTCTCATTACTGCTGTCCTACTTTTACTCTCCCTCCCAGTCCTCGCTGCCGGTATCACCATACTCCTAACTGACCGAAATCTAAACACCACATTCTTTGACCCAGCTGGAGGAGGAGATCCAGTACTGTATCAACACCTCTTCTGATTCTTCGGCCATCCAGAAGTCTACATCTTAATCCTCCCAGGCTTTGGAATTATCTCTCACGTAGT
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Morus serrator

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 5
Specimens with Barcodes: 20
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2012

Assessor/s
BirdLife International

Reviewer/s
Butchart, S. & Symes, A.

Contributor/s

Justification
Although this species may have a small range, it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be increasing, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size is very large, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

History
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)
  • Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)
  • Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)
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