New Zealand fur seal

New Zealand fur seal

Order : Carnivora
Family : Otariidae
Species : Arctocephalus forsteri

 

The Antipodean fur seal, australasian fur seal, black fur seal, new zealand fur seal, south australian fur seal is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the New Zealand fur seal
A young / baby of a New Zealand fur seal is called a 'pup'. The females are called 'cow' and males 'bull'. A New Zealand fur seal group is called a 'pod, colony, crash, flock, harem, bob, herd, rookery, team or hurd'.
Countries
Australia and New Zealand
Some facts about the
New Zealand fur seal

Adult weight : 55 kg (121 lbs)

Female maturity :1825 days

Male maturity : 1825 days

Gestation : 236 days

Weaning : 335 days

Litter size : 1

Litters per year : 1

Weight at birth : 3.833 kg (8.4326 lbs)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

Facts about the New Zealand fur seal

Arctocephalus forsteri is known to dive up to depths of 270 m.

or Arctocephalus forsteri is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Lower Risk/Least Concern .

Home > Natural Environment > Threatened Species > Threatened Species Education Kit > New Zealand Fur Seal New Zealand Fur SealCurrent Status: The New Zealand fur seal (Arctocephalus forsteri) is listed as rare under the Tasmanian Threatened Species Protection Act 1995. (Full text)

Home > Natural Environment > Wildlife and Game > Mammals > Seals > New Zealand Fur Seal New Zealand Fur Seal The New Zealand fur seal (Arctocephalus forsteri) is found in West Australia, South Australia and New Zealand. (Full text)

South Australia vu4003 - TB Rash vu400400 - This nearly mature New Zealand Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri) is barking a warning, or perhaps just exhibiting his displeasure at the lack of a harem.

The New Zealand Fur-seal, Arctocephalus forsteri, is an otariid seal which preys on fish and cephalopods, and to a lesser extent on birds such as penguins, both in shallow inshore waters and around the margins of the continental shelf.

FAMILY OTARIIDAE The New Zealand fur seal (Arctocephalus forsteri) is the only fur seal which can be called a permanent resident of the New Zealand mainland.

The New Zealand fur seal (Arctocephalus forsteri) is a common species with a distribution across the Bight, the southern coast of Western Australia and southern Tasmania as well as in New Zealand, where it is much more numerous.

Arctocephalus forsteri is peculiar to New Zealand and is the only seal to breed north of the 48th parallel in the South Island.

Current Status: The New Zealand fur seal (Arctocephalus forsteri) is listed as rare under the Tasmanian Threatened Species Protection Act 1995. (Full text)

Status The New Zealand fur seal is listed as an Appendix II species under

The New Zealand fur seal is slightly smaller than the Australian fur seal and are best distinguished from this species by their much darker colouration. (Full text)

Range The New Zealand fur seal is found throughout New Zealand, western and southern Australia.

The New Zealand fur seal is increasing in numbers and in 2002 over 80 seals are believed to have rested on Whale Island (Moutohora). (Full text)

The New Zealand Fur-seal is threatened by commercial and recreational fishing operations, particularly through bycatch mortality around Montague Island (Smith 2001).

The New Zealand fur seal is found in West Australia, South Australia and New Zealand. (Full text)

The New Zealand Fur Seal is only found on the coasts of New Zealand and it’s sub-Antarctic islands with a few colonies on the south coast of Australia. (Full text)

The New Zealand fur seal is listed on Appendix II of CITES.

Home About Us Seal Swimming NZ Fur Seals Photo Gallery Contact us NZ Fur Seals (Arctocephalus Forsteri) The New Zealand Fur Seal is widespread throughout the country, and is also found on the sub-Antarctic islands. (Full text)

The New Zealand fur seal is listed in Appendix II of CITES (The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora 1973).

Distribution and Numbers New Zealand fur seals are found in both New Zealand and

New Zealand fur seals are also found on Steward Island, Solander Island, the Snares, Auckland Islands, Campbell Island, Antipodes Islands, Bounty Island and Chatham Island.

Yellow-eyed and little blue penguins (also the world's smallest) and New Zealand fur seals are also commonly seen in the Harbour.

The first steps towards modelling population growth of New Zealand fur seals are taken in Chapter 3.

Marine mammals, especially dolphins and seals (New Zealand fur seals), are commonly seen all around New Zealand. (Full text)

” New Zealand fur seals are probably our commonest native mammal, and are distributed around the whole coast of New Zealand and the sub-Antarctic Islands.

New Zealand fur seals are by far the most common seal species in Fiordland.

Marine mammals, especially dolphins and seals (New Zealand fur seals), are commonly seen all around New Zealand.

A: The colony of New Zealand Fur Seals are always visible at Long

Geographical Distribution: New Zealand fur seals are distributed in 2 geographically isolated populations.

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