Ringed Seal

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Ringed Seal
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Family:Phocidae
Genus:Phoca
Species:P. hispida
Binomial name
Phoca hispida
(Schreber, 1775)

The Ringed Seal is an earless seal inhabiting the Arctic coasts. Typical adults are 85 to 160 cm long and 40 to 90 kg. They are quite long-lived seals, up to 35 years.

The populations living in different areas have evolved to separate subspecies, which are:

The three last subspecies are isolated from the others, like the closely related Nerpa (Baikal Seal).

External link

de:Ringelrobbe et:Viigerhüljes fi:Norppa nl:Ringelrob sv:Vikare

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