Ross Seals are unique in that they are the only Antarctic seal whose range is restricted to the Antarctic seas, and they have never been documented in extra-polar regions (Allen 1942). These seals are circumpolar, with most individuals found on the pack ice off the shores of Antarctica, with their range extending no farther than 60° S latitude (King 1990).
Biogeographic Regions: antarctica (Native ); atlantic ocean (Native ); pacific ocean (Native )
- Allen, G. 1942. Extinct and vanishing mammals of the western hemisphere. American Committee for International Wild Life Protection.
- King, C. 1990. The Handbook of New Zealand Mammals. Oxford University Press.