Litter Size

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

How many baby Hooded seals are in a litter?

A Hooded seal (Cystophora cristata) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 289 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 22 kg (48.49 lbs) and measure 25.4 cm (0′ 10″). They are a member of the Phocidae family (genus: Cystophora). An adult Hooded seal grows up to a size of 2.33 meter (7′ 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 Hooded seal is 1

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.

Other animals of the family Phocidae

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

Animals that share a litter size with Hooded seal

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Hooded seal

Other animals that usually reach the age of 35 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Hooded seal

What other animals weight around 278.95 kg (614.97 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Hooded seal

Also reaching around 2.33 meter (7′ 8″) in size do these animals: