Australian Fur Seal

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Cape Fur Seal
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Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Suborder:Pinnipedia
Family:Otariidae
Subfamily:Arctocephalinae
Genus:Arcetocephalus
Species:pusillus
Binomial name
Arcetocephalus pusillus
(Schreber, 1775)

The Cape Fur Seal (also known as the South African Fur Seal) and the Australian Fur Seal are two subspecies of the Arctocephalus pusillus species of fur seal.

The Cape Fur Seal (A. p. pusillus) is found along the coast of Namibia and along the west coast of South Africa. The Australian Fur Seal (A. p. doriferus) breed on nine islands in the Bass Strait between Tasmania and Victoria.

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