Phoca vitulina Linnaeus, 1758

Harbor Seal

CLASSIFICATION

Main Group: Animal

Sublevel 1: Vertebrate

Sublevel 2: Mammal

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Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Carnivora

Family: Phocidae

Genus: Phoca

Species: Phoca vitulina

STATUS IN NEW ENGLAND

Origin: Native

Invasive, Pest, or Pathogen?: No

Rarity Designations:
NH - state rank: S4 (Apparently Secure) (Overwintering population)
CT WAP (2015) - GCN (Important)
RI WAP (2015) - SGCN

BIOLOGY/ECOLOGY

Feeding Type: Heterotroph

HABITAT

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PHOTOS OF Phoca vitulina

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