Taxon profile


Weddell Seal
Leptonychotes weddellii (Lesson, 1826)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Carnivora - carnivores »  family Phocidae - earless seal »  genus Leptonychotes

Scientific synonyms

Otaria weddelli Lesson, 1826
Leptonychotes weddelli (Lesson, 1826)
Phoca leopardina Hamilton, 1839

Least Concern


Leptonychotes weddellii - Weddell Seal


Author: John Bortniak

Leptonychotes weddellii - Weddell Seal

Author: Ondřej Zvěřina

Intertaxon relationships

predator: Orcinus orca (Linnaeus, 1758) - Killer Whale

Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [11696]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Leptonychotes weddellii (Lesson, 1826)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
EN Australian Faunal Directory [fd614f70-74a9-41a7-8a22-00a8cc49e007]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Leptonychotes weddelli (Lesson, 1826)]
Data retrieved on: 8 February 2015
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Leptonychotes weddellii Lesson, 1826]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Leptonychotes weddellii (Lesson, 1826)]

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