family Phocidae

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Phocidae - earless seals
mammal family - a family of mammals
Pinnipedia, suborder Pinnipedia - seals; sea lions; walruses
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
genus Phoca, Phoca - type genus of the Phocidae: earless seals
genus Mirounga, Mirounga - elephant seals
Erignathus, genus Erignathus - bearded seals
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Family Phocidae: although seal (phocids) records are rare in the study area, petroglyphs found in Easter Island indicate that an unidentified seal (termed pakia in Rapa Nui) was an occasional visitor in prehistoric times.
Marine mammals are of significant cultural and socioeconomic importance to residents of Greenland, and the various phocid seal species (the "true" seals of the family Phocidae) are perhaps the most important of all.
In contrast, seals (order Carnivora, family Phocidae) exhibit faster growth rates (1.3-5.6 kg/day or 8-26% birth weight per day) (Stewart and Lavigne, 1980; Bowen et al., 1985; Kovacs and Lavigne, 1985; Bowen et al., 1987; Bowen et al., 1992; Campagna et al., 1992).