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Ringed seal size: How big do they get?

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

A grown Ringed seal (Pusa hispida) reaches an average size of 1.29 meter (4′ 3″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 46 years, they grow from 4.5 kg (9.92 lbs) to 70.96 kg (156.45 lbs). A Ringed seal has 1 babies at once. The Ringed seal (genus: Pusa) 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 Ringed seal is  (4' 3

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

We found other animals of the Phocidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Ringed seal

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Ringed seal

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

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Ringed seal

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

Animals with the same weight as a Ringed seal

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Pusa hispida: