Harbour Seal Atlantic and Eastern Arctic subspecies
Scientific Name: Phoca vitulina concolor
Other/Previous Names: Harbour Seal,Harbour Seal Atlantic subspecies
Taxonomy Group: Mammals
Range: Nunavut, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Arctic Ocean, Atlantic Ocean
Last COSEWIC Assessment: November 2007
Last COSEWIC Designation: Not at Risk
SARA Status: No Schedule, No Status
Image of Harbour Seal Atlantic and Eastern Arctic subspecies
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3 record(s) found.
- COSEWIC Status Reports (1 record(s) found.)
- COSEWIC Assessments (1 record(s) found.)
- COSEWIC Annual Reports (1 record(s) found.)
COSEWIC Status Reports
COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the Harbour Seal Atlantic and Eastern Arctic subspecies Phoca vitulina concolor and Lacs des Loups Marins subspecies Phoca vitulina mellonae in Canada (2008)The harbour seal (Phoca vitulina) is a small pinniped species with a variable pelage colouration of mottled brown, black and yellowish-white. In eastern Canada, few individuals exceed 154 cm and 100 kg, and 30 years of age. The subspecies occurring on Canada’s west coast is P. v. richardsi. Harbour seals in eastern Canada comprise two designatable units (DUs) that are different subspecies. One DU, P. v. mellonae, consists of the freshwater seals of the Lacs des Loups Marins area of Québec’s Ungava peninsula, and is endemic to Québec and Canada. The second unit, P. v. concolor, consists of the harbour seals found on the Canadian Atlantic and Arctic coasts and extends into Greenland, St. Pierre and Miquelon, and the United States.
COSEWIC Annual Reports
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