family Otariidae


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Noun1.family Otariidae - eared seals: sea lions and fur sealsfamily Otariidae - eared seals: sea lions and fur seals
mammal family - a family of mammals
Pinnipedia, suborder Pinnipedia - seals; sea lions; walruses
eared seal - pinniped mammal having external ear flaps and hind limbs used for locomotion on land; valued for its soft underfur
genus Otaria, Otaria - type genus of the Otariidae
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Together with the fur seals they comprise the family Otariidae, eared seals, which contains six extant and one extinct species (the Japanese sea lion) in five genera.
In fact, these sharks show preference for northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) and harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) over sea lions (family Otariidae) and sea otters (Enhydra lutris), for pinniped pups over adults, and for baleen whale blubber over muscle.
Sea lion (order Carnivora, family Otariidae) pups depend entirely on milk for neonatal growth (Bonner, 1984).