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Monachus schauinslandi Hawaiian monk seal

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lexID:
10423 
AphiaID:
255019 
Scientific:
Monachus schauinslandi 
German:
Hawaii-Mönchsrobbe 
English:
Hawaiian Monk Seal 
Category:
Mammals 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Mammalia (Class) > Carnivora (Order) > Phocidae (Family) > Monachus (Genus) > schauinslandi (Species) 
Initial determination:
Matschie, 1905 
Occurrence:
Hawaii, North Pacific (Ocean) 
Size:
78.74" - 106.3" (200cm - 270cm) 
Temperature:
- 77 °F (°C - 25°C) 
Food:
Big fish, Fish (little fishes), Food specialist, Rock lobster, Sepia 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Red List:
Endangered (EN) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-02-09 07:56:08 

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Monachus schauinslandi Matschie, 1905

The Hawaiian monk seal, Neomonachus schauinslandi (formerly Monachus schauinslandi), is an endangered species of earless seal in the family Phocidae that is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands.

Its grey coat, white belly, and slender physique distinguish them from their cousin, the harbor seal (Phoca vitulina).
The monk seal’s physique is ideal for hunting its prey: fish, lobster, octopus and squid in deep water coral beds. When it is not hunting and eating, it generally basks on the sandy beaches and volcanic rock of the Northwest Hawaiian Islands.

Classification:
Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: Tetrapoda (Superclass) > Unreviewed: Mammalia (Class) > Unreviewed: Theria (Subclass) > Carnivora (Order) > Caniformia (Suborder) > Pinnipedia (Infraorder) > Phocidae (Family) > Monachus (Genus) > Monachus schauinslandi (Species)

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