Spotted seal

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phylum Chordata The spotted seal, also known as the larga or largha seal, is a member of the family Phocidae, and is considered a "true seal". It inhabits ice floes and waters of the north Pacific Ocean and adjacent seas. The spotted seal has a relatively small body and short flippers extending behind the body that provide thrust, while the small flippers in front act as rudders. The dense fur varies in color from silver to gray and white and is characterized by dark, irregular spots against the lighter background and covering the entire body.


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class Mammalia
infraclass Eutheria
order Carnivora
suborder Caniformia
family Phocidae
genus Phoca
species P. largha