Mirounga angustirostris   (Gill, 1866)

northern elephant 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

Pelagic-neritic; depth range 0 - 1580 m (Ref. 1394).  Subtropical; 90°N - 10°N, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Pacific.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 500 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); 300 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 2.2 t (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 2.2 t

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Feeds on squids, small sharks, and deep water fishes (Ref. 1394). Feeds on squids, small sharks, and deep water fishes (Ref. 1394). When hunting, this mammal plunges to depths of 300 to 800 meters and shuts down blood flow to critical organs resulting to excessive blood levels of carbon monoxide (Ref. 95857).

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. 120744)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 08 December 2014

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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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): 1.5 - 5.3, mean 1.6 (based on 670 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Very high vulnerability (90 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown