Definition of Phoca vitulina
1. Noun. Small spotted seal of coastal waters of the northern hemisphere.
Generic synonyms: Earless Seal, Hair Seal, True Seal
Group relationships: Genus Phoca, Phoca
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Literary usage of Phoca vitulina
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1. Seasons with the sea-horses; or, Sporting adventures in the Northern seas by James Lamont, Lamont, James, Sir, 1828-1913 (1861)
"—phoca vitulina, or Little Seal.—Phoca Hispida, or Jan Mayen Seal.—Dreadful Smell of Cargo. — Ferocity of young Bear.—Drift-ice.—Stones and Clay on Icebergs ..."