Juan Fernandez Fur Seal

Juan Fernandez Fur Seal
Photographer: Pato Novoa


Juan Fernandez Fur Seal Range Map (Juan Fernandez Islands)
Juan Fernandez Fur Seal Range Map
(Juan Fernandez Islands)


Latin Name Arctocephalus philippii
Conservation Status Near Threatened
Location Juan Fernandez Islands
Colour Brown
Length 1.4 - 2 m (4.6 - 6.6 ft)
Weight 50 - 140 Kgs (110 - 310 lbs)
Life Expectancy

23 Yrs (Approx.)

Main Characteristics

Juan Fernandez Fur Seals have a body length between 1.4 and 2 m (4.6 - 6.6 ft) and they weigh between 50 and 140 kgs (110 - 310 lbs). Males are brown in colour with a brown/grey mane and they have a long, pointed snout. Females are grey/brown to dark brown in colour with a paler coloured underside.

Habitat

Juan Fernandez Fur Seals can be found on Juan Fernandez Islands off the coast of central Chile.

Diet

Juan Fernandez Fur Seals feed on fish and squid.

Breeding

Juan Fernandez Fur Seals have a gestation period of 11 - 12 months, which includes a period of delayed implantation, and they give birth to a single pup. The pup is weaned at 7 - 10 months old.

Predators

Predators of Juan Fernandez Fur Seals are sharks and killer whales.

Subspecies

Juan Fernandez Fur Seals have no subspecies

Interesting Facts

Juan Fernandez Fur Seals were discovered by navigator Juan Fernandez in the 16th century.

Similar Animals

South American Fur Seal
Antarctic Fur Seal
Subantarctic Fur Seal
New Zealand Fur Seal
Cape Fur Seal
Galapagos Fur Seal
Guadalupe Fur Seal
Northern Fur Seal

 


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