Halichoerus grypus (Fabricius, 1791)
grey seal
photo by FAO

Family:  Phocidae ()
Max. size:  230 cm TL (male/unsexed); 200 cm TL (female); max.weight: 310 kg; max.weight: 186 kg
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine
Distribution:  Northeast Atlantic and Atlantic Ocean: Iceland, Faroe Islands, Norway, United Kingdom, Ireland, Baltic Sea (Ref. 1394); USA, Newfoundland, Gulf of St. Lawrence, Norway, Iceland, Faroe, Shetland Islands, Orkney Islands, Great Britain, Ireland, Netherlands, France, Greenland, Portugal (Ref. 1522).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits in coastal areas; they haul-out on isolated beaches and rocky ledges of islands. Feeds on a wide variety of fishes and invertebrates and occasionally take seabirds (Ref. 1394). Found in coastal areas; they haul-out on isolated beaches and rocky ledges of islands. Feeds on a wide variety of fishes and invertebrates and occasionally take seabirds (Ref. 1394).
IUCN Red List Status: (LC); Date assessed: 08 June 2015 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 11.12.05
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 27.10.08

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