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Otaria flavescens   (Shaw, 1800)

South American sea lion
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Mammalia | Carnivora | Otariidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Bathydemersal.  Tropical; 0°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Southeast Pacific and Southwest Atlantic: South America. Tropical to temperate.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 260 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); 220 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 350.0 kg (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 350.0 kg

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found over the continental shelf and slope. Occurs in deep waters, and also venture into freshwaters in rivers and around glaciers. Feeds on many species of benthic and pelagic fishes, and invertebrates (i.e. lobster, krill, squid, octopus, and jellyfish), and occasionally penguins and young South American seals) (Ref. 1394). Preyed upon by a sevengill shark (Ref. 8910). Found over the continental shelf and slope. Occurs in deep waters, and also venture into freshwaters in rivers and around glaciers. Feeds on many species of benthic and pelagic fishes, and invertebrates (i.e. lobster, krill, squid, octopus, and jellyfish), and occasionally penguins and young South American seals) (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. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

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

Estimates of some properties based on models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Moderate to high vulnerability (51 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown