WoRMS taxon details

Pagophilus groenlandicus (Erxleben, 1777)

159019  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:159019)

marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(ofPhoca groenlandica Erxleben, 1777) Erxleben, J.C. P. (1777). Anfangsgründe der Naturlehre and Systema regni animalis. <em>Göttingen.</em>  [details]   
Distribution Scotian Shelf to Northern Greenland  
Distribution Scotian Shelf to Northern Greenland [details]
WoRMS (2018). Pagophilus groenlandicus (Erxleben, 1777). Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=159019 on 2018-10-18
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original description  (ofPhoca groenlandica Erxleben, 1777) Erxleben, J.C. P. (1777). Anfangsgründe der Naturlehre and Systema regni animalis. <em>Göttingen.</em>  [details]   

basis of record 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 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. <em>Huntsman Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews, N.B.</em> 68: p. [details]   

additional source UNEP-WCMC. 16 February, 2004. Marine Mammals, available online at http://valhalla.unep-wcmc.org/isdb/marine_mammals/taxonomy/ [details]   

additional source Waring, G.T., J.M. Quintal and C.P. Fairfield (eds.). 2002. U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico marine mammal dtock assessments, 2002. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS- NE- 169. 318 p. [details]   
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 

From other sources
Diet Fish, crustaceans  [details]

Dimensions Length: 170 cm (5'7"); Weight: 130 kg (296 lb) [details]

Distribution Scotian Shelf to Northern Greenland [details]

Habitat mostly in pack ice [details]

Importance This species, due to decreased hunting pressure, has been increasing in numbers. Fishers have concerns as to this affecting recovering cod stocks. [details]

Morphology Distinguishing characteristics: adult is white with dark "harp" on back, dark face. Pup is white "whitecoat", moults to grey coat with dark spots "beaters" within three weeks. Immatures (14 months+) called "bedlamers". [details]

Reproduction Pupping: February to mid March on pack ice (Gulf of St. Lawrence); Weaning: 10 days [details]

Bulgarian Гренландски тюлен [from synonym]Grenlаndski tyulen [from synonym]  [details]
Danish Grønlandssæl [from synonym]  [details]
Dutch zadelrob  [details]
English harp seal  [details]
French phoque du Groenland [from synonym]  [details]
German Sattelrobbe  [details]
Italian foca della Groenlandia [from synonym]  [details]
Lithuanian Grenlandinis ruonis [from synonym]grenlandinis ruonis  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Φώκια της Γροιλανδίας [from synonym]  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål grønlandssel  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk grønlandssel  [details]
Polish foka grenlandzka [from synonym]foka Grenlandzka  [details]
Romanian foca-de-Groenlanda [from synonym]  [details]
Russian гренландский тюлень  [details]
Slovenian sedlasti tjulenj [from synonym]grenlandski tjulen  [details]
Spanish foca píafoca de Groenlandiafoca arpa  [details]
Swedish grönlandssäl  [details]
Turkish semer sırtlı foksemer fokuGrönland fokuGrönland focu [from synonym]  [details]
Ukrainian Тюлень гренландськийгренландський тюлень  [details]