VU
Japanese Murrelet Synthliboramphus wumizusume



Family: Alcidae (Auks)

Authority: (Temminck, 1835)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cde+3cde+4cde;C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a small population which is thought to be declining rapidly as a result of disturbance at breeding sites, predation and mortality from drift-net fisheries. It is therefore listed as Vulnerable.



Population size: 2500-9999

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 1,310,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Land-mass type - shelf island
Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Synthliboramphus wumizusume. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2016.