Mammalia | Carnivora | Otariidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS
Jefferson, T.A., S. Leatherwood and M.A. Webber. 1993. (Ref. 1394)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 210 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); 150 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 159.0 kg (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 159.0 kg
Climate / Range
Subtropical; 21°S - 38°S, 90°W - 75°W
Southeast Pacific: Chile and Peru. Tropical and subtropical climates.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Inhabits rocky, volcanic shorelines with boulders, grottos, overhangs, and caves. Feeds on squid and various fishes and lobsters. Found in rocky, volcanic shorelines with boulders, grottos, overhangs, and caves. Feeds on squid and various fishes and lobsters. Territorial males. Females enter the water en masse for short durations during rapid increase of solar radiation i.e., midday until early afternoon for thermoregulation(Ref. 80459). Females relatively sedentary during parturition and estrus (Ref. 80460). Females may have multiple copulation either with the same or different male individuals. Most choose birth sites near where copulation took place.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
FAO(fisheries: | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us |
Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Very high vulnerability (90 of 100)