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Arctocephalus galapagoensis   Heller, 1904

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

Mammalia | Carnivora | Otariidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Bathydemersal.  Tropical; 90°N - 90°S, 180°W - 85°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Southeast Pacific: Galapagos Islands.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm 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

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).

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)

  Endangered (EN) (A2ab)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

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