Galapagos Species Checklist

Zalophus wollebaeki Sivertsen, 1953

Lobo marino, Lobo marino de un pelo, Galapagos Sea lion

Zalophus wollebaeki, Española Island, Galapagos. Photo: Paul McFarling, CDF, 2003.
Zalophus wollebaeki, Española Island, Galapagos. Photo: Paul McFarling, CDF, 2003.










Taxon category: Accepted

Syn.: Zalophus californianus wollebaeki (Sivertsen, 1953); Syn.: Zalophus californianus wollebaeki Sivertsen, 1953 (GBIF Secretariat, 2021)

Taxon origin: Endemic




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