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Hydrurga leptonyx (Leopard seal)

Wikipedia Abstract

The leopard seal (Hydrurga leptonyx), also referred to as the sea leopard, is the second largest species of seal in the Antarctic (after the southern elephant seal). Along with all of the other earless seals, it belongs to the family Phocidae, and is the only species in the genus Hydrurga. The name hydrurga means "water worker" and leptonyx is the Greek for "small clawed".
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
5
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
28
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 12.4
EDGE Score: 2.6

Attributes

Gestation [2]  9 months 4 days
Litter Size [2]  1
Migration [1]  Intercontinental
Water Biome [1]  Pelagic, Coastal
Weaning [2]  30 days
Adult Weight [2]  810.754 lbs (367.75 kg)
Birth Weight [2]  66.139 lbs (30.00 kg)
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates)
Diet - Endothermic [3]  20 %
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  80 %
Forages - Marine [3]  100 %
Female Maturity [2]  3 years
Male Maturity [2]  4 years

Protected Areas

Ecosystems

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
New Zealand New Zealand No

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Predators

Orcinus orca (Killer Whale)[4]

Consumers

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Taronga Zoo

Range Map

Distribution

Africa; Antarctica/Southern Ocean; Australia;

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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.
5Who's Eating Who
6CephBase - Cephalopod (Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish and Nautilus) Database
7Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
8Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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