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Otaria flavescens   (Shaw, 1800)

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

Mammalia | Carnivora | Otariidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

Size / Weight / Age

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

Environment

Bathydemersal

Climate / Range

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.

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).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

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

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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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