Upper body fur blue-grey, underneath white to pale grey. Dark and light grey spots on fur. Head flat with the nostrils on top of head. Front flippers long, up to one third of the body length. Up to 3 m long.
Leopard Seals breed on the ice in Antarctica. They can swim long distances, usually alone.
Humans interactions include:
Can become infected with canine distemper virus from domestic dogs.
Open ocean and coastal waters.
Southern temperate oceans. Potentially near Port Phillip, recorded from Victoria.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Least Concern