WoRMS taxon details

Cystophora cristata (Erxleben, 1777)

137078  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137078)

(ofPhoca cristata Erxleben, 1777) Erxleben, J.C. P. (1777). Anfangsgründe der Naturlehre and Systema regni animalis. Göttingen.  [details]   
Distribution North America  
Distribution North America [details]
WoRMS (2018). Cystophora cristata (Erxleben, 1777). Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=137078 on 2018-09-20
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original description  (ofPhoca cristata Erxleben, 1777) Erxleben, J.C. P. (1777). Anfangsgründe der Naturlehre and Systema regni animalis. Göttingen.  [details]   

basis of record Wilson D.E. & Reeder D.A.M. (1993). Mammals species of the world. A taxonomic and geographic reference. Second edition. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, 1206 pp. [details]   

additional source van der Land, J. (2001). Tetrapoda, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 375-376 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Grand Manan Whale and Seabird Research Station., available online at http://www.gmwsrs.org/main.htm [details]   

additional source Linkletter, L. E. (1977). A checklist of marine fauna and flora of the Bay of Fundy. Huntsman Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews, N.B. 68: p. [details]   

additional source Wilson, D. E., and D. M. Reeder (eds.). 1993. Mammal species of the world. Smithsonian Institution Press., available online at http://vertebrates.si.edu/mammals/msw/ [details]   

additional source Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/145561.pdf [details]   
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 

From other sources
Diet fish, crustaceans, squid [details]

Dimensions Length: 260 (8'5") males, 220 cm (7'3") females; Weight: 365 kg (800 lb) males, 225 kg (500 lb) females [details]

Distribution North America [details]

Habitat pack ice areas [details]

Habitat large ice packs and in deep waters of the Atlantic Ocean [details]

Importance Increased number due to decrease in hunting pressures have fishers concerned about affect on recovering cod population. [details]

Morphology Distinguishing characteristics: medium size seal, male has inflatable red nasal sac, adult is mottled bluish-grey with a black face. Pups are white but quickly moult to blue coat on back, dark face and white underbelly "bluebacks"  [details]

Reproduction Pupping: March to early April on ice; Weaning: 4 days [details]

Danish klapmyds  [details]
Dutch klapmuts  [details]
English hooded seal  [details]
French phoquesphoque à capuchon  [details]
German Klappmütze  [details]
Italian foca dalla crestafoca dal berrettocistofora crestata  [details]
Lithuanian pūsliasnukis ruonis  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Κουκουλοφόρος φώκια  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål klappmyss  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk klappmyss  [details]
Polish kapturnik grzebieniasty  [details]
Russian тюлень-хохлач  [details]
Slovenian kapičasti tjulen  [details]
Spanish foca de cascofoca capuchina  [details]
Turkish balonlu fok  [details]
Ukrainian хохлачТюлень-хохлач  [details]
Welsh morlo cycyllog  [details]