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Hydrurga leptonyx   (de Blainville, 1820)

leopard seal
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Mammalia | Carnivora | Phocidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 300 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); 360 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 450.0 kg (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 450.0 kg

Environment

Bathydemersal

Climate / Range

Polar; 0°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Ocean, and the Antarctic.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found throughout the pack ice zone; haul out on ice and land, often preferring ice floes, when available. Feeds on krill, fish, squid, penguins, and young seals, and will occasionally scavenge from carcasses of whales (Ref. 1394). Found throughout the pack ice zone; haul out on ice and land, often preferring ice floes, when available. Feeds on krill, fish, squid, penguins, and young seals, and will occasionally scavenge from carcasses of whales (Ref. 1394).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

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

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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Very high vulnerability (90 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown