Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Carnivora > Family: Phocidae > Genus: Pusa > Species: Pusa hispida > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Pusa hispida botnica (Gmelin, 1788)
Pusa hispida ladogensis (Nordquist, 1899)
Pusa hispida saimensis (Nordquist, 1899)

Ringed seal - Pusa hispida (Schreber, 1775)

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Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 1 other international agreement
Natura 2000 species code 6305


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Threat and conservation status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Foca dagli anelli Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Foca ocelada Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Foca-anelada Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Halkali fok Turkish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Hringanóri Icelandic Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kolobarjasti tjulenj Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kolutasti tuljan Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Nerpa Polish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Norppa Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Phoque annelé French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pogainais ronis Latvian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Ringed seal English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Ringelrob Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Ringelrobbe German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Ringsel Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Ringsæl Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Viigerhüljes Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Vikare Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Phoca hispida Schreber, 1864
Phoca foetida Fabricius, 1776
Phoca anellata Nilsson, 1820
Pusa hispida pygmaea Zukowsky, 1914
Phoca communis octonata Kutorga, 1839
Phoca (Pusa) hispida gichigensis Allen, 1902
Phoca foetida saimensis Nordquist, 1899
Pusa (Phoca) hispida (Schreber, 1775)

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