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SPECIES Phoca largha

Author:Pallas, 1811.
Citation:Zoogr. Rosso-Asiat., 1: 113.
Common Name:Spotted Seal
Type Locality:"quam quod observetur tantum ad orientale littus Camtschatcae" [Eastern coast of Kamchatka, Russia (Shaughnessy and Fay, 1977)].
Distribution:Associated with pack ice in coastal N Pacific of Canada, China (south to Fujian), Japan (south to Shikoku), Russia (Bering and Okhotsk Seas), USA (Alaska).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Scheffer (1958) considered largha as conspecific with vitulina; however, Shaughnessy and Fay (1977) and King (1983) separated the two.
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Synonyms:

    chorisii Lesson, 1828
    macrodens J. A. Allen, 1902
    nummularis Temminck, 1844
    ochotensis J. A. Allen, 1902
    pallasii Naumov and Smirnov, 1936
    petersi Mohr, 1941
    pribilofensis Allen, 1902
    tigrina Lesson, 1827

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