Callorhinus ursinus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Northern fur seal
Callorhinus ursinus
photo by FAO

Family:  Otariidae ()
Max. size:  210 cm TL (male/unsexed); 150 cm TL (female); max.weight: 270 kg; max.weight: 50 kg
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine
Distribution:  Pacific Ocean and the Arctic.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Feeds on many varieties of epipelagic and vertically migrating schooling and non-schooling fish and squid; feeding is at night (Ref. 1394). Feeds on many varieties of epipelagic and vertically migrating schooling and non-schooling fish and squid; feeding is at night (Ref. 1394).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 26 March 2015 (A2b) Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 05.12.19

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