Ribbon seal

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(Zool.) a North Pacific seal (Histriophoca fasciata). The adult male is dark brown, conspicuously banded and striped with yellowish white.

See also: Ribbon

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Among the ice-associated (pagophilic) seals, ringed seals, Phoca hispida, occur in all of these ice types, bearded seals, Erignathus barbatus, typically occur in all but the shorefast ice, while ribbon seals, Phoca fasciata, and spotted seals are generally found only in the ice front from February to late April.