Animal Size

Hooded seal size: How big do they get?

How big does a Hooded seal get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Hooded seal (Cystophora cristata) reaches an average size of 2.33 meter (7′ 8″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 35 years, they grow from 22 kg (48.49 lbs) to 278.95 kg (614.97 lbs). A Hooded seal has 1 babies at once. The Hooded seal (genus: Cystophora) is a member of the family Phocidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

The average adult size of a Hooded seal is  (7' 8

The hooded seal (Cystophora cristata) is a large phocid found only in the central and western North Atlantic, ranging from Svalbard in the east to the Gulf of St. Lawrence in the west. The seals are typically silver-grey or white in Color, with black spots that vary in size covering most of the body. Hooded seal pups are known as “blue-backs” because their coats are blue-grey on the back with whitish bellies, though this coat is shed after 14 months of age when the pups molt.

Animals of the same family as a Hooded seal

We found other animals of the Phocidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Hooded seal

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Hooded seal:

Animals with the same litter size as a Hooded seal

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Hooded seal:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Hooded seal

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Hooded seal:

Animals with the same weight as a Hooded seal

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Cystophora cristata: