Sea lion

Sea lion
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A sea lion in Monterey, California
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Pinnipedia
Family: Otariidae
Genera

Eumetopias
Zalophus
Otaria
Neophoca
Phocarctos

Sea lions are several pinnipeds from the family Otariidae (eared seals). They live all around the world, except in the Atlantic Ocean.

Male sea lions have thick fur around the face and neck, which sometimes looks like a lion's mane. That's how they got the name "sea lion". Some, like the Steller sea lion, can actually roar! Of course, these pinnipeds are not really lions at all, but they are mammals. Like lions, they have fur, breathe air, give birth to live young, and feed milk to their young. They also eat meat, though sea lions eat the meat of fishes, squids, and sea birds instead of land animals. Sea lions are also fierce fighters, just like lions.

Species

The pinniped species called "sea lion" are: [1]

  • Steller sea lion or northern sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus)
  • Australian sea lion (Neophoca cinerea)
  • South American sea lion or southern sea ion (Otaria flavescens)
  • New Zealand sea lion (Phocarctos hookeri)
  • California sea lion (Zalophus californianus)
Other Languages
العربية: أسد البحر
azərbaycanca: Dəniz şirləri
Bân-lâm-gú: Hái-sai
български: Морски лъвове
bosanski: Morski lav
brezhoneg: Morleon
català: Lleó marí
English: Sea lion
español: Otariinae
Esperanto: Marleono
euskara: Itsas lehoi
français: Otariinae
Gaeilge: Rón mór
Հայերեն: Ծովառյուծներ
hrvatski: Morski lavovi
Ido: Otario
Bahasa Indonesia: Singa laut
interlingua: Otariinae
italiano: Otariinae
עברית: אריות ים
ქართული: ზღვის ლომი
latviešu: Jūras lauva
lietuvių: Jūrų liūtai
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ပင်လယ်ဖျံ
Nāhuatl: Amiztli
Nederlands: Zeeleeuwen
日本語: アシカ
norsk nynorsk: Sjøløver
português: Leão-marinho
русский: Морские львы
slovenščina: Morski levi
српски / srpski: Морски лав
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Morski lav
Tagalog: Leon-dagat
українська: Морські леви
Tiếng Việt: Sư tử biển
吴语: 海狮
粵語: 海獅
中文: 海獅