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Arctocephalus forsteri   (Lesson, 1828)

New Zealand fur seal
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Classification
Mammalia | Carnivora | Otariidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Jefferson, T.A., S. Leatherwood and M.A. Webber. 1993. (Ref. 1394)
References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 200 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); 150 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 200.0 kg (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 200.0 kg

Environment
Bathydemersal

Climate / Range
Temperate; 90°N - 90°S, 100°E - 180°E

Distribution
Indo-West Pacific. Temperate to tropical climates.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Known from locations more exposed to wind and weather such as rocky areas; prefer waters of the continental shelf and slope. Feeds on a wide variety of pelagic near-surface fishes and squids, and benthic prey, particularly octopuses; and occasionally feeds on penguins and other marine birds. Found in locations more exposed to wind and weather; prefer waters of the continental shelf and slope. Feeds on a wide variety of pelagic near-surface fishes and squids, and benthic prey, particularly octopuses; occasionally feeds on penguins and other marine birds (Ref. 1394).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
FAO(fisheries: | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us |

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Reproduction
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Length-length
Morphology
Larvae
Abundance
References
Mass conversion

Internet sources
BHL | BOLD Systems | Check for other websites | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: species profile; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Sea Around Us | FishBase | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Moderate to high vulnerability (47 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown