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Hydrurga leptonyx   (de Blainville, 1820)

leopard seal
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Classification
Mammalia | Carnivora | Phocidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Jefferson, T.A., S. Leatherwood and M.A. Webber. 1993. (Ref. 1394)
References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

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
Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Ocean, and the Antarctic.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

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
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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