PINNIPEDIA

Chili 1948Ecuador 1992Japan 2010Monaco 1970
Southern Sea Lion
Otaria byronia
(Otariidae)
Galapagos Sea Lion
Zalophus californianus wollebacki
(Otariidae)
Spotted Seal (Child)
Phoca largha
(Phocidae)
Spotted Seal
Phoca largha
(Phocidae)


Galapagos Islands 2008 BRONZE
Galapagos Sea Lion
Zalophus californianus wollebacki
(Otariidae)
(PINNIPEDIA)

Nothern Fur Seal
Callorhinus ursinus
(Otariidae)
(PINNIPEDIA)
New Zealand Fur Seal
Arctocephalus forsteri
(Otariidae)
(PINNIPEDIA)
Steller Sea Lion
Eumetopias jubatus
(Otariidae)
(PINNIPEDIA)
Australian Sea Lion
Neophoca cinerea
(Otariidae)
(PINNIPEDIA)
Californian Sea Lion
Zalophus californianus
(Otariidae)
(PINNIPEDIA)
Japanese Sea Lion
Zalophus japonicus
(Otariidae)
(PINNIPEDIA)
Harbour Seal
Phoca vitulina
(Phocidae)
(PINNIPEDIA)
Spotted Seal
Phoca largha
(Phocidae)
(PINNIPEDIA)
Southern Elephant Seal
Mirounga leonina
(Phocidae)
(PINNIPEDIA)
Bearded Seal
Erignathus barbatus
(Phocidae)
(PINNIPEDIA)
Walrus
Odobenus rosmarus
(Odobenidae)
(PINNIPEDIA)


As for the sea lion, the fur seal, the seal, they are in the item called Pinnipedia on the taxonomy. Because it has a leg such as the fin, it is Pinnipedia. Even the same Pinnipedia makes a great difference between these three kinds of animals. A sea lion and the fur seal are the same reed Otariidae, but as for the seal, the classification top is vested in another family in Phocidae, too.
As for the first difference, the concha of the friend of the sea lion goes out with an ear, and there is the ear of seals inward, and there is not the concha. The functions of the leg are different, and as for the leg of seals, the hind leg turning with a thing to swim in the sea backward does not stand in what position basically if it stops from water either. The seal crawls on the ground only in a forepaw. However, this leg shows power underwater. It swim in the web which is on between fingers smoothly. On the other hand, originally the leg of sea lions has a duty to be able to support health on ground and can walk with four legs although being unshapely.

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