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Arctocephalus forsteri   (Lesson, 1828)

New Zealand fur seal
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Mammalia | Carnivora | Otariidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Bathydemersal.  Temperate; 90°N - 90°S, 100°E - 180°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific. Temperate to tropical climates.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm 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

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).

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. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

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

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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: species profile; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

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