Mammalia | Carnivora
Jefferson, T.A., S. Leatherwood and M.A. Webber. 1993. (Ref. 1394)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 180 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); 140 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 165.0 kg (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 165.0 kg
Climate / Range
Temperate; 0°N - 90°S, 40°W - 165°E
Indo-West Pacific, Southeast Atlantic and the Antarctic. Tropical to temperate.
Inhabits rocky areas. Diet varies by location and season, with fish, squid, penguins and krill predominating. Diet varies by location and season, with fish, squid, penguins and krill predominating (Ref. 1394).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
FAO(fisheries: | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us
Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Moderate vulnerability (41 of 100)