Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/54022

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Family:Otariidae
Genus:Zalophus
Genus species:Zalophus californicus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:male: 220 cm, female: 180 cm
Weight:male: 275 kg, female: 91 kg
Identification:The Galapagos sea lion has a dark chestnut brown coloration.
Habitat:Coasts and islands
Diet:Carnivore: fish, octopus, squid
Reproduction:Mating occurs a few days after females give birth to a single calf in May-January. Calves are weaned anywhere from 5-12 months of age.
Groups of sea lions can be seen in the breeding and nonbreeding seasons.
Behavior:Males establish territories only during the breeding season.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Because of its trainability, the Galapagos sea lion is the most commonly seen species in marine shows.

Other Information

Geographic:Pacific coasts of North America
Galapagos Islands
Date:1965-11 Subjects:Galapagos sea lion
sea mammal
California sea lion
Eared seals
Seals (Animals)
Pinnipedia
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata
Coastal animals