Leptonychotes weddellii   (Lesson, 1826)

Weddell seal
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Classification
Mammalia | Carnivora | Phocidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Jefferson, T.A., S. Leatherwood and M.A. Webber. 1993. (Ref. 1394)
References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 290 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); 330 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 450.0 kg (Ref. 1394)

Environment
Bathydemersal; depth range 0 - 700 m (Ref. 1394)

Climate / Range
Polar; 0°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution
Indo-Pacific, Southern Atlantic and the Antarctic. Subtropical to polar.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on fast ice and offshore through the pack ice. Feeds on the huge Antarctic cod, fish, with smaller amounts of squid and other invertebrates (Ref. 1394). Found on fast ice and offshore through the pack ice. Feeds on the huge Antarctic cod, fish, with smaller amounts of squid and other invertebrates (Ref. 1394).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
FAO(fisheries: | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us |

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Reproduction
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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) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | National databases | PubMed | Scirus | Sea Around Us | FishBase | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
High vulnerability (56 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown