| Latin Name
| Conservation Status
|| Dark Grey - Brown
||1.7 - 3 m (5.5 - 9.75 ft)
||130 - 215 Kgs (290 - 470 lbs)
| Life Expectancy
Ross Seals have a body length between 1.7 and 3 m (5.5 - 9.75 ft) and they weigh between 130 and 215 kgs (290 - 470 lbs). They have a slender body and a thick neck. They are dark grey/brown in colour and they have very large eyes.
Ross Seals can be found in Antarctic waters.
Ross Seals mainly feed on fish, squid and krill and they dive to depths of several hundred metres to catch their prey.
After a gestation period of 9 months, Ross Seals give birth to a single pup. They are weaned at 4 - 6 weeks old and they reach sexual maturity at 2 - 4 years of age.
Predators of Ross Seals include killer whales and leopard seals.
Ross Seals have no subspecies
Ross Seals are named after Sir James Clark Ross who led the Erebus and Terror expeditions to the Antarctic.
Ross Seals are also known as: