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SPECIES Pagophilus groenlandicus

Author:Erxleben, 1777.
Citation:Syst. Regni Anim., 1: 588.
Common Name:Harp Seal
Type Locality:"in Groenlandia et Newfoundland."
Distribution:N Atlantic and Arctic oceans and coastal regions of Canada (Newfoundland), France (vagrant), Germany (vagrant), Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Russia from E Canada to the White Sea (Russia), Scotland (vagrant), USA (Virginia - vagrant).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
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Synonyms:

    albicauda (Desmarest, 1822)
    albini (Alessandrini, 1851)
    dorsata (Pallas, 1811)
    leucopla (Thienemann, 1824)
    oceanica (Lepechin, 1778)
    semilunaris (Boddaert, 1785)

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