Mirounga angustirostris   (Gill, 1866)

northern elephant seal
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Classification
Mammalia | Carnivora | Phocidae
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Main reference
Jefferson, T.A., S. Leatherwood and M.A. Webber. 1993. (Ref. 1394)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 500 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); 300 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 2.2 t (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 2.2 t

Environment
Bathypelagic; depth range 0 - 1580 m (Ref. 1394)

Climate / Range
Subtropical; 90°N - 10°N, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution
Eastern Pacific.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Feeds on squids, small sharks, and deep water fishes (Ref. 1394). Feeds on squids, small sharks, and deep water fishes (Ref. 1394). When hunting, this mammal plunges to depths of 300 to 800 meters and shuts down blood flow to critical organs resulting to excessive blood levels of carbon monoxide (Ref. 95857).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Very high vulnerability (90 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown