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Arctocephalus pusillus   (Schreber, 1775)

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

Mammalia | Carnivora | Otariidae

Environment / Climate / Range

Bathydemersal; depth range 200 - 200 m (Ref. 1394).  Temperate; 0°N - 90°S, 0°W - 160°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Southeast Atlantic: Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus: South Africa to Angola, Australia and Namibia.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 230 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); 180 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 360.0 kg (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 360.0 kg

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found 160 km offshore. Feeds on a wide variety of prey, including pelagic, mid-water, and benthic animals, such as schooling and solitary fish, cephalopods, and crustaceans. Found 160 km offshore. Feeds on a wide variety of prey, including pelagic, mid-water, and benthic animals, such as schooling and solitary fish, cephalopods, and crustaceans (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. 114614)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans

Human uses

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

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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) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | FishBase | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 11.4 - 20.8, mean 16.1 (based on 574 cells; Ref. 115970).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Moderate to high vulnerability (51 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown