Specimen Information

Otaria byronia
Otaria byronia
(South American sealion)
Mammals
Exotic

Specimen ID238414
GroupMammals
GenusOtaria
Speciesbyronia
Common NameSouth American sealion
StatePR
CountyCulebra
LocalityAtlantic Ocean, at Flamenco Beach
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NamePuerto Rican Eastern Islands
HUC8 Number21010008
HUC10 NameIsla de Culebra
HUC10 Number2101000802
HUC12 NameNorthern Culebra
HUC12 Number210100080201
Map
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Collection Month6
Collection Year2006
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity zoo
Statuscollected
CommentsEscaped from the National Aquarium of the Dominican Republic in Santo Domingo. It was sighted at various points of the island's west and north coasts before coming ashore on Culebra Island. It was returned after a health check.
Record TypeNAS sighting report
Freshwater/MarineMarine


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2023]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [1/29/2023].

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