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Arctocephalus gazella   (Peters, 1875)

Antarctic fur seal
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Mammalia | Carnivora | Otariidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Bathydemersal.  Temperate; 0°N - 90°S, 78°W - 165°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Ocean and the Antarctic: Antarctic Zone of South Atlantic, Indian and western South Pacific sectors of Southern ocean. Tropical to polar.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 200 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); 140 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 230.0 kg (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 230.0 kg

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Prefers rocky habitats; haul out on sandy beaches and move into such vegetation as tussock grass; found out to sea. In winter, males and subadults occur south to the edge of the consolidated pack ice, and can be found haled out on sea ice. Feeds on krill and fish. They prefer rocky habitats; haul out on sandy beaches and move into such vegetation as tussock grass; found out to sea; In winter, males and subadults occur south to the edge of the consolidated pack ice, and can be found haled out on sea ice. Feeds on krill and fish (Ref. 1394).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Jefferson, T.A., S. Leatherwood and M.A. Webber. 1993. (Ref. 1394)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 10 December 2014

CITES status (Ref. 108899)


CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO(fisheries: | FishSource | Sea Around Us

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Reproduction
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Eggs
Egg development
Age/Size
Growth
Length-weight
Length-length
Morphology
Larvae
Abundance
References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: species profile; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): -1.1 - 6.3, mean 2 (based on 688 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Very high vulnerability (90 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown