Earless seal – Lobodon carcinophaga
Earless Seal – Lobodon carcinophaga
The seal is a carnivorous aquatic mammal that belongs to the family of phocids, the order of pinnipeds This animal is present in nature in several varieties. Currently a total of 18 living species of this family have been identified. The most common seal of all these species is called the sea-calf or Phoca vitulina. It has a life of up to 25 years for males and 35 for females, but with varieties that are a function of the environment in which it lives.
For the best-known seal, its average male measuring 1.55 m and weighs about 90 kg. Regarding the female it measures an average of 1.45 m with a weight of 70kg.
Mating occurs most often in water. The mating season is divided between the spring and early fall. Gestation lasts up to nine and a half months. The female usually gives birth to a single pup, however, it may happen two. The birth took place on the shore and the small can swim one year after the birth. It is the female who is responsible for its young and breastfeeding is for 4 to 6 weeks.