Arctocephalus galapagoensis — Facts & Information

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Data about <i>Arctocephalus galapagoensis</i>

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Distribution

Data about <i>Arctocephalus galapagoensis</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 Galapagos World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Galapagos 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 min
Additional detail -1.5 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 0.63 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 max
Additional detail -89.3 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
min Additional detail -92.2 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  

Physical Description

Data about <i>Arctocephalus galapagoensis</i>
Body length (VT) average
Additional detail 1.35 m adult PanTHERIA  
Body mass average
Additional detail 12.93 kg weanling PanTHERIA  
average Additional detail 3.5 kg newborn animal PanTHERIA  
average Additional detail 39.45 kg adult PanTHERIA  
Weight
Additional detail 15.0 kg weanling AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Additional detail 3.5 kg neonate stage AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Additional detail 45.5 kg adult AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Ecology

Data about <i>Arctocephalus galapagoensis</i>
Habitat
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 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  
Habitat
Additional detail archipelago
  • Archipelago
    A group of geographically or geologically associated islands.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000220
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail biome
  • Biome
    A major class of ecologically similar communities of plants, animals, and other organisms. Biomes are defined based on factors such as plant structures (such as trees, shrubs, and grasses), leaf types (such as broadleaf and needleleaf), plant spacing (forest, woodland, savanna), and other factors like climate. Unlike ecozones, biomes are not defined by genetic, taxonomic, or historical similarities. Biomes are often identified with particular patterns of ecological succession and climax vegetation.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000428
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 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 crevasse 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 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
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail sea
  • Sea
    A large expanse of saline water usually connected with an ocean.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000016
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 temperate Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail upwelling
  • Upwelling
    An oceanographic feature that involves wind-driven motion of dense, cooler, and usually nutrient-rich water towards the ocean surface, replacing the warmer, usually nutrient-deplete surface water.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000005
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  
Habitat breadth
Additional detail 2 PanTHERIA  
Diet breadth
Additional detail 6 PanTHERIA  
Water nitrate concentration min
Additional detail 2.79 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 6.06 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water temperature min
Additional detail 22.43 degrees Celsius OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 24.72 degrees Celsius OBIS Environmental Information  
Water silicate concentration min
Additional detail 3.58 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 5.77 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water phosphate concentration min
Additional detail 0.52 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 0.8 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water dissolved O2 concentration min
Additional detail 4.64 mL/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 4.76 mL/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water O2 saturation min
Additional detail 91.5 percent OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 98.3 percent OBIS Environmental Information  
Water salinity min
Additional detail 34.05 PSU OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 34.71 PSU OBIS Environmental Information  

Life History and Behavior

Data about <i>Arctocephalus galapagoensis</i>
Clutch/brood/litter size
Additional detail 1 AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
average Additional detail 1 individuals PanTHERIA  
Behavioral circadian rhythm
Additional detail Nocturnal PanTHERIA  
Dispersal age average
Additional detail 3.0 years PanTHERIA  
Gestation period duration average
Additional detail 215.94 days PanTHERIA  
Inter-birth interval
Additional detail 1.0 years AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
average Additional detail 2.0 years female PanTHERIA  
Litters per year median
Additional detail 0.77 PanTHERIA  
Additional detail 1 per year AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Total life span max
Additional detail 22.0 years PanTHERIA  
Onset of fertility
Additional detail 4.0 years female AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
average Additional detail 4.61 years PanTHERIA  
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
Additional detail 2.12 years AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
average Additional detail 2.25 years PanTHERIA  
  • 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 213 days AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Physiology and Cell Biology

Data about <i>Arctocephalus galapagoensis</i>
Metabolic rate average
Additional detail 12,433.8 mL/hr O2 PanTHERIA  

Conservation

Data about <i>Arctocephalus galapagoensis</i>
Iucn red list category
Additional detail endangered
  • Endangered
    A taxon is Endangered when the best available evidence indicates that it meets any of the criteria A to E for Endangered, and it is therefore considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/endangered
IUCN  
Population trend
Additional detail Decreasing IUCN  

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