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Neophoca cinerea


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lexID:
4975 
AphiaID:
255001 
Scientific:
Neophoca cinerea 
German:
Australischer Seelöwe 
English:
Australian Sea Lion 
Category:
Däggdjur 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Mammalia (Class) > Carnivora (Order) > Otariidae (Family) > Neophoca (Genus) > cinerea (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Péron, ), 1816 
Occurrence:
South Australia, Bass Strait, Tasmanien, Western Australia, Australien, Indiska Oceanen 
Sea depth:
0 - 250 Meter 
Size:
180 cm - 250 cm 
Weight:
300 kg 
Temperature:
14°C - 25°C 
Food:
Zoobenthos, Stringrays (small ones), Edible crab, Bläckfisk, Hummer, Krabbor, Languster, Sepia, Små hajar, Småfisk 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Endangered (EN) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-07-04 08:47:40 

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(Péron, 1816)

IUCN Status: rare, endangered

Distribution:
Eastern Indian Ocean: Australia.

Biology
Inhabit islands and the mainland coast, ranging over waters of the adjacent continental shelf. Feeds on a wide variety of fishes (including rays and small sharks), squid, cuttlefish, and penguins; shallow-water benthic prey).
Inhabit islands and the mainland coast, ranging over waters of the adjacent continental shelf. Feeds on a wide variety of fishes (including rays and small sharks), squid, cuttlefish, and penguins; shallow-water benthic prey.

The picture shows two Neophoca cinerea or Australian sea lion, they hide in the seaweed forests of the Tasman Sea of the great white shark, there main predator. Neophoca cinerea only live along the south and west coasts of Australia. They are the only ones of their kind, the genus Neophoca, so they are monotypic.

Source: Sealifebase and worms

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