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Zalophus californianus   (Lesson, 1828)

California sea lion
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Mammalia | Carnivora | Otariidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Bathydemersal.  Tropical; 90°N - 22°N, 150°W - 180°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Pacific.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 240 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); 200 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 390.0 kg (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 390.0 kg

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

The fastest swimming pinniped, it is found in coastal and continental shelf waters; frequent bays, harbours, and river mouths and regularly haul-out on buoys and jetties. Feeds on squid, octopus, and many species of fishes (Ref. 1394). Preyed upon by the great white shark (Ref. 32140) and the broadnose sevengill shark (Ref. 8910). Found in coastal and continental shelf waters; frequent bays, harbours, and river mouths and regularly haul-out on buoys and jetties. Feeds on squid, octopus, and many species of fishes (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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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