Histriophoca fasciata   (Zimmermann, 1783)

ribbon seal
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Mammalia | Carnivora | Phocidae

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

Bathydemersal.  Temperate; 90°N - 90°S, 130°E - 120°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Pacific Ocean, Black Sea and the Arctic. Boreal to polar.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 180 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 148.0 kg (Ref. 1394)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Feeds on several species of fish and crustaceans (Ref. 1394). Physiology indicates adaptability to life in the open ocean. In spring and early summer, they prefer the continental shelf slope, hauling out on ice near or over deeper water. Feeds intensively during ice-free and winter months, wherein diet is suggested to be based on distribution and potential prey. Mainly comsumes pelagic and nektobenthic prey (Ref. 119413). Feeds on several species of fish and crustaceans (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. 119314)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 09 June 2015

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO(fisheries: production) | FishSource | 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 | | 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): -0.4 - 4.9, mean 2.4 (based on 2322 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Moderate to high vulnerability (46 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown