Arctocephalus australis — Facts & Information

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Data about <i>Arctocephalus australis</i>

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Distribution

Data about <i>Arctocephalus australis</i>
  • geographic distribution
    A description of the geographic distribution, or range, of the taxon. Includes descriptions of global, regional, or political aspects of range and whether the taxon is native or introduced in portions of the range and endemicity.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/voc/SPMInfoItems#Distribution
geographic distribution
Additional detail Falkland Islands World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Falkland Islands World Register of Marine Species  
  • latitude
    The geographic latitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are north of the Equator, negative values are south of it. Legal values lie between -90 and 90, inclusive.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLatitude
latitude max
Additional detail -31.8 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
min Additional detail -56.5 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
  • longitude
    The geographic longitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are east of the Greenwich Meridian, negative values are west of it. Legal values lie between -180 and 180, inclusive.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLongitude
longitude min
Additional detail -75.7 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 158.97 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
present
Additional detail Falkland Islands World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Falkland Islands World Register of Marine Species  

Physical Description

Data about <i>Arctocephalus australis</i>
body length (VT) average
Additional detail 1.65 m adult PanTHERIA  
body mass average
Additional detail 18.58 kg weanling PanTHERIA  
average Additional detail 4.45 kg newborn animal PanTHERIA  
average Additional detail 67.98 kg adult PanTHERIA  
weight
Additional detail 110.0 kg adult AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Additional detail 4.25 kg neonate stage AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Ecology

Data about <i>Arctocephalus australis</i>
habitat
Additional detail aquatic habitat Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail boulder
  • boulder
    A piece of rock with a grain size above 300 millimetres in diameter. Smaller boulders are, at times, referred to as rocks or stones.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000243
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail boulder
  • boulder
    A piece of rock with a grain size above 300 millimetres in diameter. Smaller boulders are, at times, referred to as rocks or stones.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000243
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail cliff Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail coast
  • coast
    The general region of indefinite width that extends from the sea inland to the first major change in terrain features.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000303
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail coast
  • coast
    The general region of indefinite width that extends from the sea inland to the first major change in terrain features.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000303
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail coast
  • coast
    The general region of indefinite width that extends from the sea inland to the first major change in terrain features.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000303
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail continental shelf
  • continental shelf
    The extended perimeter of each continent, which is covered during interglacial periods such as the current epoch by relatively shallow sea.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000223
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail island
  • island
    Area of dry or relatively dry land surrounded by water or low wetland.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000098
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail island
  • island
    Area of dry or relatively dry land surrounded by water or low wetland.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000098
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail marine biome
  • marine biome
    An aquatic biome that comprises systems of open-ocean and unprotected coastal habitats, characterized by exposure to wave action, tidal fluctuation, and ocean currents as well as systems that largely resemble these. Water in the marine biome is generally within the salinity range of seawater: 30 to 38 ppt.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000447
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail marine habitat
  • marine habitat
    A habitat that is in or on a sea or ocean containing high concentrations of dissolved salts and other total dissolved solids (typically >35 grams dissolved salts per litre).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000569
IUCN  
Additional detail ocean
  • ocean
    Continuous saline-water bodies that surround the continents and fill the Earth's great depressions.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000015
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail pelagic zone Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail peninsula
  • peninsula
    A body of land jutting out into and nearly surrounded by water.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000305
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail saline water Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail sea cave
  • sea cave
    A cave in present-day or emerged sea cliffs, formed by wave attack or solution.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000326
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail shore
  • shore
    That part of the land in immediate contact with a body of water including the area between high and low water lines.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000304
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail shoreline
  • shoreline
    The line of contact between a body of water and the land.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000486
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail slope
  • slope
    The part of an elevation or depression between the relatively flat surrounding area and the peak of a mount or the bottom of a depression.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002000
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail slope
  • slope
    The part of an elevation or depression between the relatively flat surrounding area and the peak of a mount or the bottom of a depression.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002000
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail temperate Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail terrestrial biome
  • terrestrial biome
    A biome that applies to the terrestrial realm.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000446
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail terrestrial habitat
  • terrestrial habitat
    A habitat that is on or at the boundary of the surface of the Earth.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002009
IUCN  
Additional detail tidal pool
  • tidal pool
    Pools formed as a high tide comes in over a rocky shore. Water fills depressions in the ground, which turn into isolated pools as the tide retreats.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000317
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail tidal pool
  • tidal pool
    Pools formed as a high tide comes in over a rocky shore. Water fills depressions in the ground, which turn into isolated pools as the tide retreats.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000317
Environments - EOL project  
trophic level
Additional detail omnivore
  • omnivore
    An animal that mainly eats all kinds of things, including plants and animals.
    http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Omnivore
PanTHERIA  
  • interacts with
    an organism has an effect on another organism in the community.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/interactsWith
interacts with
Additional detail Bony Fishes GloBI  
Additional detail Cartilaginous Fishes GloBI  
Additional detail Crustaceans GloBI  
Additional detail Great White Shark GloBI  
Additional detail Humans GloBI  
Additional detail Killer Whale GloBI  
Additional detail Molluscs GloBI  
Additional detail South American Sea Lion GloBI  
feeds on
Additional detail Bony Fishes GloBI  
Additional detail Crustaceans GloBI  
Additional detail Molluscs GloBI  
habitat breadth
Additional detail 2 PanTHERIA  
  • interacts with
    an organism has an effect on another organism in the community.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/interactsWithreverse
interacts with
Additional detail Crustaceans GloBI  
Additional detail Humans GloBI  
Additional detail Killer Whale GloBI  
Additional detail South American Fur Seal GloBI  
Additional detail South American Fur Seal GloBI  
Additional detail South American Sea Lion GloBI  
diet breadth
Additional detail 6 PanTHERIA  
  • has predator
    is consumed for energetic or other nutritional needs (by another organism)
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/HasPredator
has predator
Additional detail Cartilaginous Fishes GloBI  
Additional detail Humans GloBI  
Additional detail Killer Whale GloBI  
Additional detail South American Sea Lion GloBI  

Life History and Behavior

Data about <i>Arctocephalus australis</i>
clutch/brood/litter size average
Additional detail 1 individuals PanTHERIA  
Additional detail 1 AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
behavioral circadian rhythm
Additional detail nocturnal PanTHERIA  
gestation period duration average
Additional detail 246.38 days PanTHERIA  
inter-birth interval
Additional detail 1.0 years AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
average Additional detail 1.0 years female PanTHERIA  
litters per year
Additional detail 1 per year AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
median Additional detail 1.1 PanTHERIA  
total life span max
Additional detail 21.0 years PanTHERIA  
max Additional detail 30.6 years AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
onset of fertility
Additional detail 3.0 years female AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
average Additional detail 4.73 years PanTHERIA  
Additional detail 7.0 years male AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
terrestriality
Additional detail fossorial and/or ground dwelling only
  • fossorial and/or ground dwelling only
    An organism that spends most of its time on the ground or underground.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/groundDwelling
PanTHERIA  
weaning age average
Additional detail 1.0 years PanTHERIA  
Additional detail 1.13 years AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
  • prenatal development duration
    The duration of the development from fertilized, deposited or implanted egg to hatching/birth. Corresponds to egg incubation duration in oviparous animals and to gestation period duration in viviparous animals.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/PrenatalDevelopmentDuration
prenatal development duration
Additional detail 236 days AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Conservation

Data about <i>Arctocephalus australis</i>
population trend
Additional detail Increasing IUCN  
conservation status
Additional detail least concern
  • least concern
    A taxon is Least Concern when it has been evaluated against the criteria and does not qualify for Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable or Near Threatened. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/leastConcern
IUCN  
extinction status
Additional detail extant The Paleobiology Database  

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