| Latin Name
| Conservation Status
||2 - 3.3 m (6.6 - 10.8 ft)
||300 - 1,000 Kgs (660 - 2,200 lbs)
| Life Expectancy
Stellar Sea Lions are the largest species of sea lion. They have a body length between 2and 3.3 m (6.6 - 10.8 ft) and they weigh between 300 and 1,000 kgs (660 - 2,200 lbs). Males are around 2 - 3 times the size of females.
They are brown in colour and males develop a thick neck and a mane as they mature.
Steller Sea Lions can be found on the North Pacific Coasts of Russia, Japan, Canada and part of the USA.
Steller Sea Lions mainly feed on a variety of fish, squid and octopus. They have also been known to prey upon other seals.
After a gestation period of 12 months, Steller Sea Lions give birth to a single pup. They are weaned at 12 months old. Females reach sexual maturity at 3 - 6 years of age and males at 3 - 7 years old.
Predators of Steller Sea Lions include sharks and killer whales.
Steller Sea Lions have no subspecies
Steller Sea Lions are also known as:
Northern Sea Lion
Steller's Sea Lion
New Zealand Sea Lion
South American Sea Lion
Galapagos Sea Lion
Japanese Sea Lion
California Sea Lion
Australian Sea Lion