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Brown fur seal

(Arctocephalus pusillus)

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Description

The Capo fur seal has a large,broad head and a pointed snout.Males vary in color from brown to dark gray,but have a darker mane and light lower regions.They reach 2.2 m in length and weigh 200-360 kg.The color of the females varies between gray and light brown;the lower regions are dark,while the throat is clear.They measure 1.7 m in length and weigh an average of 120 kg.At birth,the puppies are black,but they become gray with a pale throat after the molt.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Family:Otariidae
Genus:Arctocephalus
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