AnAge entry for Phoca largha

Classification (HAGRID: 02684)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Phocidae
                    Genus: Phoca
Species
Phoca largha
Common name
Spotted seal
Synonyms
Phoca vitulina largha

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

In the wild, these animals are believed to live up to 35 years [0542]. Their longevity in captivity has not been studied in detail, but one specimen lived 33.6 years [0671]. More detailed studies are necessary to determine the maximum longevity of this species. Previously classified as /Phoca vitulina largha/.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
1,279 days
Male sexual maturity
1,643 days
Gestation
319 days
Weaning
24 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
7,100 g
Weight at weaning
21,300 g
Adult weight
85,000 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180642
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 39090
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