Arctocephalus galapagoensis   Heller, 1904

Galapagos fur seal
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Classification
Mammalia | Carnivora | Otariidae
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Main reference
Jefferson, T.A., S. Leatherwood and M.A. Webber. 1993. (Ref. 1394)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 160 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); 130 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 68.0 kg (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 68.0 kg

Environment
Bathydemersal

Climate / Range
Tropical; 90°N - 90°S, 180°W - 85°W

Distribution
Southeast Pacific: Galapagos Islands.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits rocky shores with boulders and lava, under ledges, and in spaces between boulders, where they seek shelter from the sun. Feeds on a variety of small squid species and several species of schooling fish. Found in rocky shores with boulders and lava, under ledges, and in spaces between boulders, where they seek shelter from the sun. Feeds on a variety of small squid species and several species of schooling fish (Ref. 1394).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

  Endangered (EN) (A2a)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Very high vulnerability (90 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown