saOrder Carnivora

Family Phocidae

Scientific Name

Histriophoca fasciata

Thumbnail Description

The ribbon seal almost never comes to land

Size and Weight

Adults:

LENGTH: 1.6 m (5.2 ft)

WEIGHT: 95 kg (209 lb)

Habitat

Arctic ice

Distribution

Bering, Chukchi, and Okhotsk seas

Diet

Pollocks, eelpouts, the Arctic Cod, squid, octopus

Reproduction

1

Population

250,000

Lifespan

26 – 27 years

Group Name

Unknown

Predators

Pacific sleeper shark, polar bear, Arctic sleeper shark

Speed

Unknown

Sounds

Unknown

Behavior

Lives alone

Conservation Status

Data Deficient

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