Brown fur seals are one of the larger fur seals and rather similar to many sea lions. There are two sub-species the South African or Cape fur seal, and the Australian fur seal of south eastern Australia and Tasmania. These seals spend most of the year at sea and show obvious sexual dimorphism - the males are considerably larger than the females.
Scientific name: Arctocephalus pusillus
The following habitats are found across the Brown fur seal distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.
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Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web
Population trend: Increasing
Year assessed: 2008
Classified by: IUCN 3.1