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Halichoerus grypus   (Fabricius, 1791)

grey seal
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Mammalia | Carnivora | Phocidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Bathydemersal.  Temperate; 90°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Northeast Atlantic and Atlantic Ocean: Iceland, Faroe Islands, Norway, United Kingdom, Ireland, Baltic Sea (Ref. 1394); Halichoerus grypus grypus: USA, Newfoundland, Gulf of St. Lawrence, Norway, Iceland, Faroe, Shetland Islands, Orkney Islands, Great Britain, Ireland, Netherlands, France, Greenland, Portugal (Ref. 1522).

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 230 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); 200 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 310.0 kg (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 310.0 kg

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits in coastal areas; they haul-out on isolated beaches and rocky ledges of islands. Feeds on a wide variety of fishes and invertebrates and occasionally take seabirds (Ref. 1394). Found in coastal areas; they haul-out on isolated beaches and rocky ledges of islands. Feeds on a wide variety of fishes and invertebrates and occasionally take seabirds (Ref. 1394).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Jefferson, T.A., S. Leatherwood and M.A. Webber. 1993. (Ref. 1394)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: species profile; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
High to very high vulnerability (66 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown