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Harbor Seal
Phoca vitulina Linnaeus, 1758

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

Scientific synonyms

Callocephalus vitulinus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Phoca insularis Belkin, 1964

Other names

= Common Seal

Least Concern LC

Images

Phoca vitulina vitulina - Eastern Atlantic Harbor Seal

Phoca vitulina vitulina - Eastern Atlantic Harbor Seal

Author: Václav John

Phoca vitulina vitulina - Eastern Atlantic Harbor Seal

Phoca vitulina vitulina - Eastern Atlantic Harbor Seal

Author: Alexandr Pospěch

Phoca vitulina - Harbor Seal

Author: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Phoca vitulina - Harbor Seal

Author: Byrd, Vernon

Phoca vitulina vitulina - Eastern Atlantic Harbor Seal

Phoca vitulina vitulina - Eastern Atlantic Harbor Seal

Author: Milan Kořínek

Phoca vitulina vitulina - Eastern Atlantic Harbor Seal

Phoca vitulina vitulina - Eastern Atlantic Harbor Seal

Author: Zdeněk Chalupa

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Intertaxon relationships

predator: Orcinus orca (Linnaeus, 1758) - Killer Whale, Carcharodon carcharias (Linnaeus, 1758) - Great White Shark

Included taxa

Number of records: 5

subspecies Phoca vitulina concolor De Kay, 1842
subspecies Phoca vitulina mellonae Doutt, 1942 - Ungava Harbor Seal
subspecies Phoca vitulina richardii Gray, 1864 - Pacific Harbor Seal

Phoca vitulina richardii

subspecies Phoca vitulina stejnegeri J. A. Allen, 1902
subspecies Phoca vitulina vitulina Linnaeus, 1758 - Eastern Atlantic Harbor Seal

Phoca vitulina vitulina


Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [305353]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [http://www.faunaeur.org] [as Phoca vitulina Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3] [as Phoca vitulina Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
DE Zootier-Lexikon [171:seehund-phoca-vitulina&Itemid=250]

Dollinger P.: Zootier-Lexikon
Data retrieved on: 21 November 2018
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Phoca vitulina Linnaeus, 1758]

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