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a large, dark-gray, earless seal (Cystophora cristata) of the N Atlantic: the male has on its head a hoodlike sac that can be inflated in displays of aggression
A seal (Cystophora cristata) of northern seas having a grayish spotted coat, the male of which can inflate its flexible nasal cavity into a large black hood and can also inflate a nasal membrane into a red balloonlike structure. Also called bladdernose.
male hooded seals, Cystophora cristata, with black hood and red nasal membrane inflated
(plural hooded seals)
- An arctic seal, Cystophora christata, notable for the fleshy bulge on its forehead and nose.