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Monachus schauinslandi   Matschie, 1905

Hawaiian monk seal
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Mammalia | Carnivora | Phocidae

Environment / Climate / Range

Bathydemersal.  Tropical; 90°N - 12°N, 175°E - 147°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Pacific Ocean.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 240 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); 210 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 200.0 kg (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 200.0 kg

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

They have been seen up to 140 km from the nearest land; they haul out and breed on beaches of sand and coral rubble, and on rocky terraces. Feeds on reef fishes, eels, cephalopods, and lobsters (Ref. 1394). They have been seen up to 140 km from the nearest land; they haul out and breed on beaches of sand and coral rubble, and on rocky terraces. Feeds on reef fishes, eels, cephalopods, and lobsters (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
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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) | 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): 1.4 - 26.5, mean 17.8 (based on 2556 cells; Ref. 115970).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
High to very high vulnerability (66 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown