The crabeater seal, Lobodon carcinophaga, is primarily found on the coast and pack ice of Antarctica. In the winter months, it may be found on the shores of South America, Australia, South Africa, Tasmania, New Zealand, and various islands surrounding Antarctica. In the winter its range covers about 22 million sq km. (Kooyman 1981, Nowak 1997).
Biogeographic Regions: ethiopian (Native ); neotropical (Native ); australian (Native ); antarctica (Native ); oceanic islands (Native ); atlantic ocean (Native ); pacific ocean (Native )