harp seal

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harp seal

n.
A seal (Pagophilus groenlandicus syn. Phoca groenlandica) of the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans that is commercially hunted, primarily for its pelt.

[From the shape of the markings on its shoulders and sides.]
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harp seal

n
(Animals) a brownish-grey earless seal, Pagophilus groenlandicus, of the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans
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harp′ seal`


n.
a N Atlantic earless seal, Pagophilus groenlandicus.
[1775–85; so called from the harp-shaped markings on their backs]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.harp seal - common Arctic sealharp seal - common Arctic seal; the young are all white
earless seal, hair seal, true seal - any of several seals lacking external ear flaps and having a stiff hairlike coat with hind limbs reduced to swimming flippers
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Translations
tuleň grónský
Sattelrobbe
grönlanninhylje
phoque du Groenland
grönlandi fóka
vöðuselur
タテゴトアザラシ
grenlandinis ruonis
tadelrob
grønlandssel
foka grenlandzka
grönlandssäl
แมวน้ำลายพิณ
References in periodicals archive ?
Seasonal variation in the diet of harp seals (Phoca groenlandica) from the Gulf of St.
Mandibular dental anomalies of Northwest Atlantic harp seals, Phoca groenlandica. Canadian Journal of Zoology 65:769-771.
Extralimital records of the harp seal, Phoca groenlandica, from the western North Atlantic: a review.
Variation in assimilation efficiency and digestive efficiency of captive harp seal (Phoca groenlandica) on different diets.
Phocine distemper virus infection in harp seals (Phoca groenlandica).
Ecological implications of harp seal Phoca groenlandica invasions in northern Norway.