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SPECIES Cystophora cristata

Author:Erxleben, 1777.
Citation:Syst. Regni Anim., 1: 590.
Common Name:Hooded Seal
Type Locality:"Habitat in Groenlandia australiori et Newfoundland". [S Greenland and Newfoundland].
Distribution:N Atlantic and Arctic ocean coastal regions of Canada (Newfoundland), Denmark (vagrant), France (vagrant), Great Britain (vagrant), Greenland, Iceland, Portugal (vagrant), Puerto Rico (vagrant), Russia (Svalbard and Novaya Zemlya), Spain (vagrant), USA (vagrant: California and Florida), Virgin Isls (vagrant).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Reviewed by Kovacs and Lavigne (1986) who placed it in subfamily Phocinae. Synonyms allocated according to Ellerman and Morrison-Scott (1951) and Kovacs and Lavigne (1986). No subspecies are recognized.
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Synonyms:

    borealis Nilsson, 1820
    cristata Nilsson, 1841
    cucullata (Boddaert, 1785)
    isidorei (Lesson, 1843)
    leucopla (Thienemann, 1824)
    mitrata (G.[Baron] Cuvier, 1823)

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