Litter Size

How many babies does a Harp seal have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Harp seals are in a litter?

A Harp seal (Pagophilus groenlandicus) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 242 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 10.05 kg (22.15 lbs) and measure 2.9 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Phocidae family (genus: Pagophilus). An adult Harp seal grows up to a size of 1.72 meter (5′ 8″).

To have a reference: Humans obviously usually have a litter size of one ;). Their babies are in the womb of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks) and reach an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). They weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual, and reach an average age of 75 years.

The average litter size of a Harp seal is 1

The harp seal also known a saddleback seal or Greenland Seal, (Pagophilus groenlandicus) is a species of earless seal, or true seal, native to the northernmost Atlantic Ocean and Arctic Ocean. Originally in the genus Phoca with a number of other species, it was reclassified into the monotypic genus Pagophilus in 1844. In Latin, its scientific name translates to “ice-lover from Greenland,” and its taxonomic synonym, Phoca groenlandica translates to “Greenlandic seal.”

Other animals of the family Phocidae

Harp seal is a member of the Phocidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Harp seal

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Harp seal

Other animals that usually reach the age of 42 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Harp seal

What other animals weight around 132.25 kg (291.56 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Harp seal

Also reaching around 1.72 meter (5′ 8″) in size do these animals: