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SPECIES Erignathus barbatus

Author:Erxleben, 1777.
Citation:Syst. Regni Anim., 1: 590.
Common Name:Bearded Seal
Type Locality:"ad Scotiam atque Groelandiam australiorem, vulgaris circa Islandiam" [North Atlantic, S Greenland].
Distribution:Circumpolar Arctic seas and coastal regions of Canada, China (Zhejiang-vagrant), France (vagrant), Great Britian (vagrant), Greenland, Iceland, Japan (south to Hokkaido), Norway, Portugal (vagrant), Russia, Spain (vagrant), USA (Alaska, Massachusetts -vagrant).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Synonyms allocated according to Ellerman and Morrison-Scott (1951) and Hall (1981).
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SUBSPECIES barbatus

SUBSPECIES nautica

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