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Hydrurga leptonyx   (de Blainville, 1820)

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

Mammalia | Carnivora | Phocidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Bathydemersal.  Polar; 0°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Ocean, and the Antarctic.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm 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

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).

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

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO(fisheries: | 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)
Very high vulnerability (90 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown