Animal Size

Ribbon seal size: How big do they get?

How big does a Ribbon seal get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Ribbon seal (Phoca fasciata) reaches an average size of 1.54 meter (5′ 1″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 31 years, they grow from 10.2 kg (22.49 lbs) to 90 kg (198.42 lbs). A Ribbon seal has 1 babies at once. The Ribbon seal (genus: Phoca) is a member of the family Phocidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

The average adult size of a Ribbon seal is  (5' 1

The ribbon seal (Histriophoca fasciata) is a medium-sized pinniped from the true seal family (Phocidae). A seasonally ice-bound species, it is found in the Arctic and Subarctic regions of the North Pacific Ocean, notably in the Bering Sea and Sea of Okhotsk. It is distinguished by its striking coloration, with two wide white strips and two white circles against dark brown or black fur.It is the only living species in the genus Histriophoca, although a possible fossil species, H. alekseevi, has been described from the Miocene of Moldova.

Animals of the same family as a Ribbon seal

We found other animals of the Phocidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Ribbon seal

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Ribbon seal:

  • Argali with a size of 1.59 meter (5′ 3″)
  • Sitatunga with a size of 1.52 meter (5′ 0″)
  • Sumatran serow with a size of 1.45 meter (4′ 10″)
  • Sea otter with a size of 1.44 meter (4′ 9″)
  • Hirola with a size of 1.6 meter (5′ 3″)
  • Calamian deer with a size of 1.39 meter (4′ 7″)
  • Leopard with a size of 1.38 meter (4′ 7″)
  • Takin with a size of 1.74 meter (5′ 9″)
  • Sheep with a size of 1.3 meter (4′ 4″)
  • Soemmerring’s gazelle with a size of 1.36 meter (4′ 6″)

Animals with the same litter size as a Ribbon seal

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Ribbon seal:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Ribbon seal

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Ribbon seal:

Animals with the same weight as a Ribbon seal

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Phoca fasciata: