The Phocidae or 'True' Seals

The Northern Seals

Family: Phocidae
Subfamily: Phocinae

Hooded Seal
Cystophora cristata

Hooded Seal Image

Bearded Seal
Erignathus barbatus

Bearded Seal Image

Grey Seal
Halichoerus grypus

Grey Seal Image

Ribbon Seal
Phoca fasciata

Ribbon Seal Image

Caspian Seal
Phoca caspica

Caspian Seal Image

Harp Seal
Phoca groenlandica

Harp Seal Image

Ringed Seal
Phoca hispida

Ringed Seal Image

Spotted Seal
Phoca largha

Spotted Seal Image

Baikal Seal
Phoca sibirica

Baikal Seal Image

Harbour Seal
Phoca vitulina

Harbour Seal Image




Monk, Elephant and Antarctic Seals

Family: Phocidae
Subfamily: Monachinae

Leopard Seal
Hydrurga leptonyx

Leopard Seal Image

Weddell Seal
Leptonychotes weddellii

Weddell Seal Image

Crabeater Seal
Lobodon carcinophagus

Crabeater Seal Image

Southern Elephant Seal
Mirounga leonina

Southern Elephant Seal Image

Northern Elephant Seal
Mirounga angustirostris

Northern Elephant Seal Image

Mediterranean Monk Seal
Monachus monachus

Mediterranean Monk Seal Image

Ross Seal
Ommatophoca rossii

Ross Seal Image

Hawaiian Monk Seal
Monachus schauinslandi

Hawaiian Monk Seal Image

Caribbean Monk Seal
Monachus tropicalis




The Otariidae or 'Eared' Seals


The Sea Lions

Family: Otariidae
Subfamily: Otariinae

Steller Sea Lion
Eumetopias jubatusSteller Sea Lion Image

Australian Sea Lion
Neophoca cinereaAustralian Sea Lion Image

South American Sea Lion
Otaria flavescensSouth American Sea Lion Image

New Zealand Sea Lion
Phocarctos hookeriNew Zealand Sea Lion Image

California, Galapagos and
Japanese Sea Lions

Zalophus californianusZalophus Image



The Fur Seals

Family: Otariidae
Subfamily: Arctocephalinae

South American Fur Seal
Arctocephalus australis

South American Fur Seal Image

New Zealand Fur Seal
Arctocephalus forsteri

Galapagos Fur Seal

Gal�pagos Fur Seal Image

Antarctic Fur Seal
Arctocephalus gazella

Antarctic Fur Seal Image

Juan Fernandez Fur Seal
Arctocephalus philippii

New Zealand Fur Seal Image

South African and
Australian Fur Seals

Arctocephalus pusillus

Juan Fern�ndez Fur Seal Image

Guadalupe Fur Seal
Arctocephalus townsendi

Guadalupe Fur Seal Image

Subantarctic Fur Seal
Arctocephalus tropicalis

Subantarctic Fur Seal Image

Northern Fur Seal
Callorhinus ursinus

Northern Fur Seal Image