Crabeater Seals are one of the most abundant species of seal. They reach lengths between 2.2 and 2.6 m (7.25 - 8.5 ft) and they weigh in the region of 220 kgs (490 lbs). They have a slender body and are sliver grey in colour.
Crabeater Seals can be found in Antarctic and Subantarctic waters.
Despite its name the Crabeater Seal does not actually feed on crabs. 98% of their diet consists of antarctic krill.
After a gestation period of 11 months, Crabeater Seals give birth to a single pup. The pup is weaned at 2 - 3 weeks old and they reach sexual maturity at 3 - 4 years of age.