Galapagos Fur Seal

Galapagos Fur Seal

Galapagos Fur Seal Range Map (Galapagos Islands)
Galapagos Fur Seal Range Map
(Galapagos Islands)

Latin Name Arctocephalus galapagoensis
Conservation Status Vulnerable
Location Galapagos Islands
Colour Brown/Grey
Length 1.2 - 1.5 m (3.9 - 4.9 ft)
Weight 22 - 65 Kgs (48 - 143 lbs)
Life Expectancy

- Yrs

Main Characteristics

Galapagos Fur Seals have a body length between 1.2 and 1.5 m (3.9 - 4.9 ft) and they weigh between 22 and 65 kgs (48 - 143 lbs). They are grey/brown in colour and they have a short, pointed snout.


Galapagos Fur Seals can be found on the Galapagos Islands


Galapagos Fur Seals feed on fish, octopus and squid.


Galapagos Fur Seals have a gestation period of 11 - 12 months, which includes a 4 - 5 month period of delayed implantation, and they give birth to a single pup. The pup remains with its mother for 1 - 3 years and they reach sexual maturity at around 5 years of age.


Predators of Galapagos Fur Seals are sharks and killer whales.


Galapagos Fur Seals have no subspecies

Interesting Facts

Galapagos Fur Seals are the smallest pinniped.

They are the only fur seal to breed in tropical waters.

Similar Animals

South American Fur Seal
Antarctic Fur Seal
Subantarctic Fur Seal
New Zealand Fur Seal
Cape Fur Seal
Guadalupe Fur Seal
Juan Fernandez Fur Seal
Northern Fur Seal


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