Order CarnivoraHooded Seal

Family Phocidae

Scientific Name

Cystophora cristata

Thumbnail Description

Hooded seals feed at a depth of 100–600 m (330–1,970 ft)

Size and Weight

Adults:

LENGTH: (males) 2.6 m (8 ft 6 in) (females) 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)

WEIGHT: (males) 300–410 kg (660–900 lb) (females) 145–300 kg (320–661 lb)

Newborns:

LENGTH: 1 m (3 ft 3 in)

WEIGHT: 24 kg (53 lb)

Habitat

Deep water

Distribution

Jan Mayen Island, Labrador, northeastern Newfoundland, Gulf of St. Lawrence, Davis Strait

Diet

Crustaceans, eeuphausiids (krill), Atlantic argentine, capelin, Greenland halibut, cod, herring, redfish, squid, sea stars, mussels

Reproduction

1

Population

Unknown

Lifespan

30 – 35 years

Baby Name

Pups

Group Name

Harem

Predators

Unknown

Speed

Unknown

Sounds

Unknown

Behavior

Lives alone

Conservation Status

Vulnerable

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