Mirounga leonina, southern elephant seal, photos, facts and physical characteristics


Mirounga leonina, southern elephant seal, photos, facts and physical characteristics

Mirounga leonina

Mirounga leonina Description

Robust body, long and fusiform. Short flippers. Small and flat head. Eyes spaced apart. Muzzle wide. Vibrissae short to moderately long, black at the base, often having lighter yellowish-white tips. There are four functional mammae. Silvery to slate gray

Mirounga leonina Common Names

  • southern elephant seal

Mirounga leonina Taxonomic Structure

What type of species is Mirounga leonina? Below, you will find the taxonomic groups the Mirounga leonina species belongs to.

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Mirounga leonina, marine species closely related

Mirounga leonina, distinctive physical characteristics

How to identify Mirounga leonina marine species? Below, you will find the list of main identification criteria and physical characteristics of marine species Mirounga leonina. For each identification criteria, the corresponding physical characteristics of marine species Mirounga leonina are marked in green.

Mirounga leonina, geographic distribution

Where is Mirounga leonina found in the world? Below, you will find the list and a world map of the geographic distribution where the marine species Mirounga leonina can be found.

There is no photo/diving site associated to this marine animal

Mirounga leonina, underwater photographers

Which photographers have photos of Mirounga leonina species? Below, you will find the list of underwater photographers and their photos of the marine species Mirounga leonina.