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  Australian Sea Lion (Neophoca cinerea)





Australian Sea Lion | Neophoca cinerea photo
Australian Sea Lions, South Australia

Image by Sheila Thomson - Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Australian Sea Lion | Neophoca cinerea photo
Australian Sea Lions, South Australia

Image by Sheila Thomson - Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Australian Sea Lion | Neophoca cinerea photo
Australian Sea Lions, South Australia

Image by Sheila Thomson - Some rights reserved.    (view image details)



AUSTRALIAN SEA LION FACTS

Description
The Australian Sea Lion is a large seal with a blunt snout. Male dark brown or black, with white crown and back of neck. Female silvery grey above and yellow cream below.

Size
male 2.3m, female 1.6m

Habitat
coastal waters. Comes ashore on sandy beaches and breeds on rocky areas

Food
squid, fish

Breeding
single pup weaned after about 10 months

Range
coastal waters off SA , and south west WA



Classification
Class:Mammalia
Order:Pinnipedia
Family:Otariidae
Genus:Neophoca
Species:cinerea
Common Name:Australian Sea Lion