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erignathus barbatusErignathus barbatus
(Bearded seal)

Scientific name: Erignathus barbatus (Erxleben, 1777)
Popular names: Bearded seal or square flipper seal
Danish name: Remmesæl

Family: Phocidae (True seals or earless seals)

Distribution: Polar region of the North Atlantic Ocean

Adult size: ~ 2.7 metres / ~ 340 kg
Calve size: ~ 40 kg

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pagophilus groenlandicusPagophilus groenlandicus
(Harp seal)

Scientific name: Pagophilus groenlandicus (Erxleben, 1777)
Popular names: Harp seal
Danish name: Grønlandssæl

Family: Phocidae (True seals or earless seals)

Distribution: Arctic region
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Adult size: ~ 2 metres / ~ 190 kg
Calve size: ~ 80 metres / ~ 11 kg

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phoca hispidaPhoca hispida
(Ringed seal)

Scientific name: Phoca hispida (Schreber, 1775)
Popular names: Ringed seal, jar seal, netsik, nattiq
Danish name: Ringsæl

Family: Phocidae (True seals or earless seals)

Distribution: Arctic ocean
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Adult size: ~ 1.75 m / ~ 140 kg
Calve size: ~ 60 cm / ~ 4.5 kg

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