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Bearded Seal


Scientific Name:
Erignathus barbatus
Length:
2.41- 3.38 m (8-11 ft)
Weight:
200-591 kg (440-1301 lbs)
Status:
good to go
Prey:
N/A

Physical characteristics

They have a large head and a streamlined body with broad pectoral flippers. They have a dark colored head with light body.

Behavioral characterization

They swim with long, powerful, simultaneous strokes of the pectoral flippers; solitary animals

Distribution

Antarctic

Population size

222,000

Predators

N/A

Migration/Dispersal patterns

N/A

Social system/Group size

N/A

Major threats

N/A

Research efforts

N/A

Fun fact

It's the only Pinniped with a diet of mostly homoeothermic vertebrates.