Spotted Seal

Spotted Seal


Spotted Seal Range Map (North Pacific)
Spotted Seal Range Map (North Pacific)



Latin Name Phoca largha
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location Waters of the N Pacific
Colour Grey with Dark Spots
Length 1.4 - 2.1 m (4.6 - 6.9 ft)
Weight 65 - 150 Kgs (140 - 330 lbs)
Life Expectancy

25 - 35 Yrs

Main Characteristics

Spotted Seals have a body length between 1.4 and 2.1 m (4.6 - 6.9 ft) and they weigh between 65 and 150 kgs (140 - 330 lbs). They are coloured pale grey and they have dark coloured spots.

Habitat

Spotted Seals inhabit waters of the north Pacific Ocean.

Diet

Spotted Seals mainly feed upon fish and crustaceans.

Breeding

After a gestation period of 12 months, Spotted Seals give birth to 1 - 2 pups. They are weaned by the time they reach a month old and they reach sexual maturity at 3 - 5 years of age.

Predators

Predators of Spotted Seals include sharks, killer whales and polar bears.

Subspecies

Spotted Seals have no subspecies

Interesting Facts

Spotted Seals are also known as:
Larga Seal

Similar Animals

Common Seal
Ringed Seal
Grey Seal
Baikal Seal
Caspian Seal
Harp Seal
Ribbon Seal

 


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