How big can a sealion get?

Males tend to be larger, weighing about 600 to 800 pounds (270 – 360 kg), with a length of 6.5 to 8 feet (2 – 2.4 m). There are records of adult male sea lions reaching 1,000 pounds! Their cousin, the walrus, makes California sea lions look small. Walruses may weigh more than 3,500 pounds (1,600 kg).

What is the latin name for sea lion?

OtariinaeSea lions / Scientific name

Are Patagonian sea lions endangered?

Not extinctSouth American sea lion / Extinction status

Do sea lions live in Brazil?

Along the Brazilian coast only two haul-outs of South American sea lions (Otaria flavescens) are known: Ilha dos Lobos and Molhe Leste, both located in the southernmost state of Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul. Most sea lions observed in these haul-outs are adult and sub-adult males.

What is the smallest sea lion?

Galápagos sea lions are the smallest of the sea lion species – adult females weigh around 80kg compared to California sea lions, the next smallest species, whose females weigh around 95kg.

What is the largest sea lion?

Stellers are the largest of all sea lions and they have an appetite to match. These giant pinnipeds hunt fish, squid, octopus and, rarely, smaller seals. They are found off northern Pacific coasts from Japan to California.

What is the difference between seal and sea lion?

Seals and sea lions are marine mammals called ‘pinnipeds’ that differ in physical characteristics and adaptations. Sea lions (left) are brown, bark loudly, “walk” on land using their large flippers and have visible ear flaps. Seals have small flippers, wriggle on their bellies on land, and lack visible ear flaps.

Does South America have lions?

The earliest lions known in the Americas south of Alaska are from the Sangamonian Stage – the last interglacial period – following which, the American lion spread from Alberta to Maryland, reaching as far south as Chiapas, Mexico.

Are there seals on off the coast of Brazil?

Every year hundreds of pinnipeds of various species are found along the southern Brazilian coast, most of which are South American fur seals (Arctocephalus australis) and South American sea lions (Otaria flavescens)1,2,3,4.

What does the name Galapagos mean?

In 1570 the Galapagos Islands were included in a world atlas by a Flemish cartographer Abraham Ortelius. He named the islands ‘Insulae de los de Galapagos’. The shells of the giant tortoises reminded the visitors of horse saddles, and Galapagos comes from the Spanish word for saddle.

How big are Galápagos sea lions?

60 to 100 inches
The Galapagos sea lion is one of the most emblematic animals of the Galapagos, with a hight of 1.50m to 2.50m (60 to 100 inches) and can weigh up to 250k (550lb). These sea lions are different from their relatives in California, being smaller and more sociable.