California sea lion

Zalophus californianus

SUBFAMILY

Otariinae

TAXONOMY

Zalophus californianus (Lesson, 1828), San Francisco Bay, California, United States.

OTHER COMMON NAMES

English: Black sea lion; French: Lion de mer de Californie; German: Kalifornischer Seelöwe; Spanish: Lobo marino de California.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Males black/brown with a prominent saggital crest topped by white hair. The call is a loud, sharp bark. Males to 772 lb (350 kg), females to 220 lb (100 kg), tawny.

Was this article helpful?

0 0

Post a comment