IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

Trophic Strategy

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Leopard seals feed primarily on krill, using their lobodont teeth to filter these small crustaceans from the water. Although krill are their primary food source, leopard seals are also aggressive apex predators eating penguins, young crabeater seals, and squid.

Animal Foods: birds; mammals; fish; mollusks; aquatic crustaceans

Foraging Behavior: filter-feeding

Primary Diet: carnivore (Eats terrestrial vertebrates, Eats non-insect arthropods, Molluscivore )


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