Steller Sea Lion

Steller Sea Lion

Steller Sea Lions - Male, Female & Pup
Steller Sea Lions - Male, Female & Pup

Steller Sea Lion Pup
Steller Sea Lion Pup

Steller Sea Lion Range Map (N Pacific)
Steller Sea Lion Range Map (N Pacific)
Latin Name Eumetopias jubatus
Conservation Status Endangered
Location North Pacific
Colour Brown
Length 2 - 3.3 m (6.6 - 10.8 ft)
Weight 300 - 1,000 Kgs (660 - 2,200 lbs)
Life Expectancy

30 Yrs

Main Characteristics

Stellar Sea Lions are the largest species of sea lion. They have a body length between 2and 3.3 m (6.6 - 10.8 ft) and they weigh between 300 and 1,000 kgs (660 - 2,200 lbs). Males are around 2 - 3 times the size of females.

They are brown in colour and males develop a thick neck and a mane as they mature.


Steller Sea Lions can be found on the North Pacific Coasts of Russia, Japan, Canada and part of the USA.


Steller Sea Lions mainly feed on a variety of fish, squid and octopus. They have also been known to prey upon other seals.


After a gestation period of 12 months, Steller Sea Lions give birth to a single pup. They are weaned at 12 months old. Females reach sexual maturity at 3 - 6 years of age and males at 3 - 7 years old.


Predators of Steller Sea Lions include sharks and killer whales.


Steller Sea Lions have no subspecies

Interesting Facts

Steller Sea Lions are also known as:
Northern Sea Lion
Steller's Sea Lion

Similar Animals

New Zealand Sea Lion
South American Sea Lion
Galapagos Sea Lion
Japanese Sea Lion
California Sea Lion
Australian Sea Lion


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