Animal Age

How old does a Ringed seal get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Ringed seal reaches?

An adult Ringed seal (Phoca hispida) usually gets as old as 46 years.

Ringed seals are around 264 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 4.5 kg (9.92 lbs) and measure 2.37 meter (7′ 10″). As a member of the Phocidae family (genus: Phoca), their offspring is 1 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 1.29 meter (4′ 3″).

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 Ringed seal gets as old as 46 years

The ringed seal (Pusa hispida or Phoca hispida), also known as the jar seal, as netsik or nattiq by the Inuit, is an earless seal inhabiting the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions. The ringed seal is a relatively small seal, rarely greater than 1.5 m in length, with a distinctive patterning of dark spots surrounded by light grey rings, hence its common name. It is the most abundant and wide-ranging ice seal in the Northern Hemisphere: ranging throughout the Arctic Ocean, into the Bering Sea and Okhotsk Sea as far south as the northern coast of Japan in the Pacific, and throughout the North Atlantic coasts of Greenland and Scandinavia as far south as Newfoundland, and include two freshwater subspecies in northern Europe. Ringed seals are one of the primary prey of polar bears and killer whales, and have long been a component of the diet of indigenous people of the Arctic.

Animals of the same family as a Ringed seal

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

Animals that reach the same age as Ringed seal

With an average age of 46 years, Ringed seal are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Ringed seal

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

Weighting as much as Ringed seal

A fully grown Ringed seal reaches around 71.1 kg (156.75 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Ringed seal

Those animals grow as big as a Ringed seal: