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Family: Pelecanidae pelicans (See list of species below)

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8 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Pelecanus conspicillatus
[Australian pelican]
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Pelecanus crispus
[dalmatian pelican]
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Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
[American white pelican]
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Pelecanus occidentalis
[brown pelican]


Pelecanus onocrotalus
[great white pelican]
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Pelecanus philippensis
[spot-billed pelican]
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Pelecanus rufescens
[pink-backed pelican]
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Pelecanus thagus
[Peruvian pelican]
8 Species of Family Pelecanidae
(pelicans)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Pelecanus conspicillatus Australian pelican Indo-West Pacific 183 TL
Pelecanus crispus dalmatian pelican Indo-West Pacific, Easter 180 TL
Pelecanus erythrorhynchos American white pelican Eastern Pacific and Weste 178 TL
Pelecanus occidentalis brown pelican Northeast Pacific and Wes 114 TL
Pelecanus onocrotalus great white pelican Indo-West Pacific, Easter 175 TL
Pelecanus philippensis spot-billed pelican Indo-West Pacific. 152 TL
Pelecanus rufescens pink-backed pelican Western Indian Ocean, Eas 132 TL
Pelecanus thagus Peruvian pelican Southeast Pacific and Sou 152 TL



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