Hydrurga leptonyx ______________
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Hydrurga leptonyx, the English name Leopard seal, is a large fin-footed animal only distributed in the waters around Antarctica. It usually weighs about 350 kg and can reach 500-600 kg for large individuals. It is second only to Elephant Seals in the whole family of seal. It is well known that this seal is the most feared natural enemy of penguins and can hunt fish and seabirds, but it does not live entirely on vertebrates. In fact, these guys often play the role of filter feeders. Their molars in the mouth can filter krill from the sea like sieves, much like some early baleen whales.
The leopard seal is the most beautiful one in my eyes.