Leptonychotes weddellii (Lesson, 1826)
Weddell seal
Leptonychotes weddellii
photo by Harasti, David

Family:  Phocidae ()
Max. size:  290 cm TL (male/unsexed); 330 cm TL (female); max.weight: 450 kg
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 0 - 700 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific, Southern Atlantic and the Antarctic. Subtropical to polar.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found on fast ice and offshore through the pack ice. Feeds on the huge Antarctic cod, fish, with smaller amounts of squid and other invertebrates (Ref. 1394). Found on fast ice and offshore through the pack ice. Feeds on the huge Antarctic cod, fish, with smaller amounts of squid and other invertebrates (Ref. 1394).
IUCN Red List Status: (LC); Date assessed: 02 December 2014 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans: 
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 11.12.05
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 27.10.08

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