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Pusa sibirica (Baikal Seal)

Synonyms: Phoca sibirica

Wikipedia Abstract

The Baikal seal, Lake Baikal seal, or nerpa, is a species of earless seal endemic to Lake Baikal in Siberia. Like the Caspian seal, it is related to the Arctic ringed seal.
View Wikipedia Record: Pusa sibirica

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
2
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
19
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 6.21
EDGE Score: 1.98

Attributes

Adult Weight [2]  198.42 lbs (90.00 kg)
Birth Weight [2]  6.61 lbs (3.00 kg)
Female Maturity [2]  5 years 10 months
Male Maturity [2]  7 years
Gestation [2]  9 months 3 days
Litter Size [2]  1
Litters / Year [2]  1
Maximum Longevity [2]  56 years
Migration [1]  Intraoceanic
Water Biome [1]  Lakes and Ponds
Weaning [2]  68 days

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Barguzinskiy Biosphere Reserve Zapovednik Ia 924970 Buryatia, Russia

Prey / Diet

Comephorus baikalensis (greater oilfish)[3]
Comephorus dybowskii (lesser oilfish)[3]
Cottocomephorus grewingkii (Yellowwing)[3]
Cottocomephorus inermis (Longfin Baikal sculpin)[3]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Contracaecum osculatum[4]
Diphyllobothrium dendriticum[4]
Otostrongylus circumlitus <Unverified Name>[4]
Parafilaroides krascheninnikovi <Unverified Name>[4]
Schistocephalus solidus[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Zoologischer Garten Leipzig

Range Map

Link to Map
Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China);

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by , , in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org 2de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 3Phoca sibirica, Jeanette Thomas, Vladamir Pastukhov, Robert Elsner, and Eugene Petrov, Mammalian Species No. 188, pp. 1-6 (1982) 4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
EDGE analysis provided by EDGE of Existence programme, Zoological Society of London
Range map provided by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Conservation International & NatureServe.
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011