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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Family:Otariidae
Genus:Eumetopoas
Genus species:Eumetopias jubatus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:male: 287 cm, female: 240 cm
Weight:male: 1000 kg, female: 273 kg
Identification:The Steller's sea lion is light to reddish-brown in color. Males have a heavy mane.
Habitat:Islands, coasts
Diet:Carnivore: fish, cephalopods, mollusks, shrimp, crabs
Reproduction:Pups are born from May to June and are weaned by 11 months of age.
Several hundred to several thousand sea lions sometimes depart from land and disperse into groups of fewer than 50 when 8-24 km offshore.
Behavior:Males are territorial.
Status:Threatened
Interesting Facts:The Steller's sea lion is the largest otariid species. They can dive up to 180 meters deep when searching for food.

Other Information

Geographic:Northeastern Asia Date:1963-07 Subjects:sea mammal
Steller's sea lion
Steller sea lion
Eumetopias
Sea lions
Eared seals
Seals (Animals)
Pinnipedia
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata
Coastal animals