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Subantarctic fur seal

(Arctocephalus tropicalis)

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Description

The subantarctic fur seal ( Arctocephalus tropicalis ) is a fur seal that lives in the southern regions of the Atlantic and Indian oceans.It was first described by Gray in 1872 from a specimen recovered in northern Australia - hence the inappropriate scientific name tropicalis.

Taxonomic tree:

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