ross seal
Ross Seal ©observationdeck.kinja.com

Order Carnivora

Family Phocidae

Scientific Name

Ommatophoca rossii

Thumbnail Description

They produce a variety of complex siren-like sounds

Size and Weight

Adults:

LENGTH: 1.68–2.09 m (5.5–6.9 ft) (males) 1.96–2.5 m (6.4–8.2 ft) (females)

WEIGHT: 129–216 kg (284–476 lb)

Newborns:

LENGTH: 1 m

WEIGHT: 16 kg

Habitat

Ice pack

Distribution

Antarctica

Diet

Squid and fish, Antarctic silverfish

Reproduction

1

Population

20,000 – 50,000

Lifespan

20 years

Group Name

Harem

Predators

Leopard seals, orcas

Speed

Unknown

Sounds

Unknown

Behavior

Unknown

Conservation Status

Least Concern

A