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Arctocephalus pusillus (Brown Fur Seal; Tasmanian fur seal; South African fur seal; giant fur seal; Cape fur seal)

Wikipedia Abstract

The brown fur seal (Arctocephalus pusillus), also known as the Cape fur seal, South African fur seal and the Australian fur seal is a species of fur seal.
View Wikipedia Record: Arctocephalus pusillus

Infraspecies

Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus (Tasmanian fur seal)
Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus (South African fur seal)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
5
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
27
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 11.48
EDGE Score: 2.52

Attributes

Gestation [2]  1 year
Litter Size [2]  1
Litters / Year [2]  1
Maximum Longevity [2]  32 years
Migration [1]  Intraoceanic
Water Biome [1]  Coastal
Weaning [2]  11 months 24 days
Adult Weight [2]  281.203 lbs (127.551 kg)
Birth Weight [2]  13.669 lbs (6.20 kg)
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Piscivore
Diet - Fish [3]  70 %
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  30 %
Forages - Marine [3]  100 %
Female Maturity [2]  3 years 6 months
Male Maturity [2]  4 years 6 months

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Coorong National Park II 121235 South Australia, Australia
Croajingolong National Park II 217067 Victoria, Australia
Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve II 256073 Western Cape, South Africa  
Wilson's Promontory National Park II 119279 Victoria, Australia

Ecosystems

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Cape Floristic Region South Africa No
Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland No
Succulent Karoo Namibia, South Africa No

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Predators

Canis mesomelas (Black-backed Jackal)[6]
Hexanchus griseus (Bluntnose six-gill shark)[4]
Hyaena brunnea (Brown Hyena)[6]
Notorynchus cepedianus (Tiger shark)[4]

Consumers

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map

Distribution

Africa; Australia; Eastern Atlantic Ocean; Indo-West Pacific;

External References

Photos

Citations

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
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
5CephBase - Cephalopod (Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish and Nautilus) Database
6The Namib: Detritus and Fog Dependence Scott Christy March 1st, 2006
7Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
8Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
9Nunn, C. L., and S. Altizer. 2005. The Global Mammal Parasite Database: An Online Resource for Infectious Disease Records in Wild Primates. Evolutionary Anthroplogy 14:1-2.
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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