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SPECIES Ommatophoca rossii

Author:Gray, 1844.
Citation:Zool. Voy. H. M. S. "Erebus" and "Terror,", 1: 3.
Common Name:Ross Seal
Type Locality:"Antarctic ocean", restricted by Barrett-Hamilton (1902) to "pack ice, north of Ross Sea 68S, 176E".
Distribution:Circumpolar, Antarctic pack ice, particularly King Haakon VII Sea. Vagrant populations on Heard Isl and S Australia.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
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