Species Mirounga leonina (Linnaeus, 1758) (Southern elephant seal)

Biological classification:
  • kingdom: Animalia
  • - phylum: Chordata
  • -- class: Mammalia
  • --- order: Carnivora
  • ---- family: Phocidae
  • ----- species: Mirounga leonina
Characteristics:carnivore; length: 4,5-6,5 m; greyish-brown to brown fur; males have a prominent swollen snout, older bulls are often heavily scarred on the head and shoulders;
South Africa
References:Stuart and Stuart 2007: 250
Source: http://media.eol.org/data_objects/12520112
Date: 2002-02-25
Place: Saint Andrews Bay, South Georgia Island (South Georgia Island (South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands)Antarctica)
Creator: Gerald and Buff Corsi
Permission: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License
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