Carribian Monk Seal

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Carribian Monk Seal

CLASSIFICATIONKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: ChordataClass: MammaliaOrder: CarnivoraFamily: PhocidaeGenus: MonachusSpecies:tropicalisScientific Name: Monachus tropicalis

Where It LivesThe Carribian Monk Seal is found near the eaquator in subtropical and tropical waters of the Carribian Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and the West Atlantic Ocean.They also prefer the beaches of the places listed above for shelter and breeding grounds. They like the rocky and sandy parts of the beach.

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Caribbean Monk Seals

What It EatsThe Caribbean Monk Seal eats many different kinds of fish. On their list is squid, octopus, eels, and crustaceans. They aquire them by swimming towards them until they can reach them with their mouth.

DescriptionCaribbean Monk Seals have a fairly large, long body and could grow up to about 8 ft. and males weighed from about 375-600 pounds. Females weighed from about 70-140 pounds. The face has large, wide-spaced eyes, and fairly big whisker pads with long, light colored and smooth whiskers. The Caribbean Monk Seal's fore flippers were relatively short with little claws.

G isfor Caribbean Monk Seals because they live in the Gulf of Mexico.

Caribbean Monk Seal's NeighborsThe Banded Coral Shrimp, Blue Tang Fish, Caribbean Dolphin, Christmas Tree Worm, Creole Wrasse, and the Gorianion Coral. There's also the Yellow Damselfish, the Green Moray Eel, the Nurse Shark, the Parot Fish, and don't forget, sea turtles!

How Caribbean Monk Seals MoveCaribbean Monk Seals use their back flippers to push off and to swim forward. They use their front flippers to steer and pull themselves forward on land.

Caribbean Monk Seals usully live from 25-30 years.

BibliographyN.p., n.d. Web

Description of HomeUsally stay in secluded water that looks clear and clean. Stays around coral reefs where there is lots to eat.


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