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Family: Otariidae (See list of species below)

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16 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)

Arctocephalus australis
[South American fur seal]

Arctocephalus forsteri
[New Zealand fur seal]

Arctocephalus galapagoensis
[Galapagos fur seal]

Arctocephalus gazella
[Antarctic fur seal]

Arctocephalus philippii
[Juan fernandez fur seal]

Arctocephalus pusillus
[South African fur seal]

Arctocephalus townsendi
[Guadalupe fur seal]

Arctocephalus tropicalis
[Subantarctic fur seal]

Callorhinus ursinus
[Northern fur seal]

Eumetopias jubatus
[Steller's sea lion]

Neophoca cinerea
[Australian sea lion]

Otaria flavescens
[South American sea lion]

Phocarctos hookeri
[Hooker's sea lion]

Zalophus californianus
[California sea lion]
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Zalophus japonicus
[Japanese sea lion]

Zalophus wollebaeki
[Galapagos sea lion]
16 Species of Family Otariidae
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Arctocephalus australis South American fur seal Eastern Pacific and South 190 TL
Arctocephalus forsteri New Zealand fur seal Indo-West Pacific. Tempe 200 TL
Arctocephalus galapagoensis Galapagos fur seal Southeast Pacific 160 TL
Arctocephalus gazella Antarctic fur seal Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Oc 200 TL
Arctocephalus philippii Juan fernandez fur seal Southeast Pacific 210 TL
Arctocephalus pusillus South African fur seal Southeast Atlantic 230 TL
Arctocephalus townsendi Guadalupe fur seal Eastern Central Pacific 190 TL
Arctocephalus tropicalis Subantarctic fur seal Indo-West Pacific, Southe 180 TL
Callorhinus ursinus Northern fur seal Pacific Ocean and the Arc 210 TL
Eumetopias jubatus Steller's sea lion Pacific Ocean, Northeast 330 TL
Neophoca cinerea Australian sea lion Eastern Indian Ocean 250 TL
Otaria flavescens South American sea lion Southeast Pacific and Sou 260 TL
Phocarctos hookeri Hooker's sea lion Southwest Pacific 330 TL
Zalophus californianus California sea lion Eastern Pacific. 240 TL
Zalophus japonicus Japanese sea lion Northwest Pacific.
Zalophus wollebaeki Galapagos sea lion Eastern Pacific

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