Animal Age

How old does a Mediterranean monk seal get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Mediterranean monk seal reaches?

An adult Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus) usually gets as old as 23.67 years.

Mediterranean monk seals are around 334 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 20 kg (44.09 lbs) and measure 2.6 cm (0′ 2″). As a member of the Phocidae family (genus: Monachus), their offspring is 1 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 2.6 meter (8′ 7″).

As a reference: Usually, humans get as old as 100 years, with the average being around 75 years. After being carried in the belly of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks), they grow to an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) and weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual.

A Mediterranean monk seal gets as old as 23.67 years

The Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus) is a monk seal belonging to the family Phocidae. As of 2015, it is estimated that fewer than 700 individuals survive in three or four isolated subpopulations in the Mediterranean, (especially) in the Aegean Sea, the archipelago of Madeira and the Cabo Blanco area in the northeastern Atlantic Ocean. It is believed to be the world’s rarest pinniped species.

Animals of the same family as a Mediterranean monk seal

Not really brothers and sisters, but from the same biological family (Phocidae):

Animals that reach the same age as Mediterranean monk seal

With an average age of 23.67 years, Mediterranean monk seal are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Mediterranean monk seal

The same number of babies at once (1) are born by:

Weighting as much as Mediterranean monk seal

A fully grown Mediterranean monk seal reaches around 294.94 kg (650.23 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Mediterranean monk seal

Those animals grow as big as a Mediterranean monk seal: