Arctocephalus philippii   (Peters, 1866)

Juan fernandez fur seal

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Arctocephalus philippii

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

Mammalia | Carnivora | Otariidae

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

Bathydemersal.  Subtropical; 21°S - 38°S, 90°W - 75°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Southeast Pacific: Chile and Peru. Tropical and subtropical climates.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 210 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); 150 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 159.0 kg (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 159.0 kg

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits rocky, volcanic shorelines with boulders, grottos, overhangs, and caves. Feeds on squid and various fishes and lobsters. Found in rocky, volcanic shorelines with boulders, grottos, overhangs, and caves. Feeds on squid and various fishes and lobsters. Territorial males. Females enter the water en masse for short durations during rapid increase of solar radiation i.e., midday until early afternoon for thermoregulation (Ref. 80459).

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

Females relatively sedentary during parturition and estrus (Ref. 80460). Females may have multiple copulation either with the same or different male individuals. Most choose birth sites near where copulation took place.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 130435)

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

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO - Fisheries: species profile | FishSource | Sea Around Us


More information

Common names
Egg development
Mass conversion

Internet sources

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

Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 1.7 - 1.9, mean 1.8 (based on 171 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543): Very high vulnerability (90 of 100).
Price category (Ref. 80766): Unknown.