Litter Size

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

How many baby Spotted seals are in a litter?

A Spotted seal (Phoca largha) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 287 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 7.1 kg (15.65 lbs) and measure 6.9 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Phocidae family (genus: Phoca). An adult Spotted seal grows up to a size of 1.64 meter (5′ 5″).

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 Spotted seal is 1

The spotted seal (Phoca largha), also known as the larga seal or largha seal, is a member of the family Phocidae, and is considered a “true seal”. It inhabits ice floes and waters of the north Pacific Ocean and adjacent seas. It is primarily found along the continental shelf of the Beaufort, Chukchi, Bering and Okhotsk Seas and south to the northern Yellow Sea and it migrates south as far as northern Huanghai and the western Sea of Japan. It is also found in Alaska from the southeastern Bristol Bay to Demarcation Point during the ice-free seasons of summer and autumn when spotted seals mate and have pups. Smaller numbers are found in the Beaufort Sea. It is sometimes mistaken for the harbor seal to which it is closely related and spotted seals and harbor seals often mingle together in areas where their habitats overlap.The reduction in arctic ice floes due to global warming led to concerns that the spotted seal was threatened with extinction. Studies were conducted on its population numbers, with the conclusion, as of October 15, 2009, that the spotted seal population in Alaskan waters is not currently to be listed as endangered by NOAA.

Other animals of the family Phocidae

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

Animals that share a litter size with Spotted seal

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Spotted seal

Other animals that usually reach the age of 35.5 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Spotted seal

What other animals weight around 99.02 kg (218.3 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Spotted seal

Also reaching around 1.64 meter (5′ 5″) in size do these animals: