Animal Age

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

What is the maximal age a Spotted seal reaches?

An adult Spotted seal (Phoca largha) usually gets as old as 35.5 years.

Spotted seals are around 287 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 7.1 kg (15.65 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 1.64 meter (5′ 5″).

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 Spotted seal gets as old as 35.5 years

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.

Animals of the same family as a Spotted seal

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

Animals that reach the same age as Spotted seal

With an average age of 35.5 years, Spotted seal are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Spotted seal

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

Weighting as much as Spotted seal

A fully grown Spotted seal reaches around 99.02 kg (218.3 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Spotted seal

Those animals grow as big as a Spotted seal: