- Neotropical Otter
Neotropical Otter Neotropical Otter, Corrientes, Argentina Conservation status Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Mustelidae Genus: Lontra Species: L. longicaudis Binomial name Lontra longicaudis
Neotropical Otter range
The Neotropical Otter is very similar looking to the Northern and Southern River Otter, which sandwich this species range. Overall length can range from 90-150 cm (36-59 in), of which about a third of the length is comprised by the tail. The body weight can range from 5 to 15 kg (11-33 lbs).
This otter is found in many different riverine habitats, including deciduous and evergreen forests, savannas, llanos and pantanal. It is possible that this species prefers to live in clear, fast-flowing rivers and streams, and is probably rare in sluggish, silt-laden lowland rivers. It is a solitary animal and feeds on fish and crustaceans. It is an endangered species, according to CITES Appendix I.
- Lontra longicaudis annectens
- Lontra longicaudis colombiana
- Lontra longicaudis enudris
- Lontra longicaudis incarum
- Lontra longicaudis longicaudis
- Lontra longicaudis raferrous"
- Neotropical Rain forest Mammals, A Field Guide - Louise H. Emmons and Francois Feer, 1997
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