IUCN threat status:

Critically Endangered (CR)


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Geographic Range

Monachus monachus, also known as the Mediterranean Monk Seal, is found around the Mediterranean Sea region and the Northwest African Coast. There are populations that are located in Mauritania/Western Sahara, Greece, and Turkey. Small numbers have also been seen in Morocco, Algeria, Libya, the Portuguese Desertas Islands, Croatia, and Cyprus.

Biogeographic Regions: palearctic (Native ); ethiopian (Native ); atlantic ocean (Native )


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