Spotted Seal


Spotted Seal

Taxobox
name = Spotted Seal



status = LR/lc
status_system = iucn2.3
status_ref = IUCN2006|assessors=Seal Specialist Group|year=1996|id=17023|title=Phoca largha|downloaded=12 May 2006]
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Mammalia
ordo = Carnivora
subordo = Pinnipedia
familia = Phocidae
genus = "Phoca"
species = "P. largha"
binomial = "Phoca largha"
binomial_authority = Pallas, 1811

The Spotted Seal ("Phoca largha"), also known as the Larga Seal, inhabits the ice and waters of the north Pacific Ocean and adjacent seas. It is primarily found along the continental shelf of the Beaufort, Chukchi, Bering and Okhotsk Seas and south to the northern Yellow Sea and western Sea of Japan.

Etymology of this seal's name: Larga is how the Tungus people call this seal. [http://www.adfg.state.ak.us/pubs/notebook/marine/spt-seal.php]

References

External links

* [http://www.adfg.state.ak.us/pubs/notebook/marine/spt-seal.php Alaska Department of Fish & Game]
* [http://www.pinnipeds.org/species/spotted.htm SCS - The Seal Conservation Society ]


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