| Latin Name
| Conservation Status
||Mediterranean Sea & NW African Coast
||Dark Brown, Black or Grey
||Up to 2.4 m (7.9 ft)
||Up to 320 Kgs (700 lbs)
| Life Expectancy
Up to 30 Yrs
Mediterranean Monk Seals are believed to be the rarest pinniped in the world. They have a body length up to 2.4 m (7.9 ft) and they weigh up to 320 kgs (700 lbs).
They can be coloured dark brown, black or grey with a pale coloured underside.
Mediterranean Monk Seals can be found in the coastal waters of the Mediterranean Sea and on the north west coast of Africa.
Mediterranean Monk Seals feed upon a variety of fish, and octopus.
After a gestation period of 11 months, Mediterranean Monk Seals give birth to a single pup. They are weaned at 6 weeks old and they reach sexual maturity at 4 - 6 years of age.
Humans are predators of Mediterranean Monk Seals.
Mediterranean Monk Seals have no subspecies
Mediterranean Monk Seals are one of the most endangered mammals in the world.
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