| Latin Name
| Conservation Status
||Extinct (Mid 1950s)
||2.2 - 2.4 m (7.2 - 7.9 ft)
||70 - 200 Kgs (150 - 440 lbs)
| Life Expectancy
Caribbean Monk Seals became extinct in the mid 1950s. They had a body length between 2.2 and 2.4 m (7.2 - 7.9 ft) and they weighed between 70 and 200 kgs (150 - 440 lbs).
They were brown in colour with a pale yellowish underside. They had hood-like rolls of fat around their neck.
Caribbean Monk Seals were found in the tropical waters of the caribbean. A map showing their approximate former range is shown on the right.
Caribbean Monk Seals fed upon a variety of fish, and octopus.
Very little is known about reproduction in Caribbean Monk Seals.
Humans and sharks were predators of Caribbean Monk Seals.
Caribbean Monk Seals had no subspecies
Caribbean Monk Seals were also known as:
West Indian Monk Seal
Hawaiian Monk Seal
Mediterranean Monk Seal