Eurasian otter

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Eurasian otter
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Mustelidae
Subfamily: Lutrinae
Genus: Lutra
L. lutra
Binomial name
Lutra lutra
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Range map

Mustela lutra Linnaeus, 1758
Lutra vulgaris Erxleben, 1777

The Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) is a type of otter. It is also called the European otter, Eurasian river otter, common otter, and Old World otter. It is native to Eurasia. It is found in the rivers and coasts of Europe. It is also found in many parts of Asia, and parts of northern Africa. The Eurasian otter mainly eats fish.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Roos, A.; Loy, A.; de Silva, P.; Hajkova, P.; Zemanová, B. (2015). "Lutra lutra". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2015: e.T12419A21935287. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-2.RLTS.T12419A21935287.en.
  2. Roos, A.; Group), Padma Kumari de Silva (Otter Specialist; Group), Anna Loy (Otter Specialist; Group), Petra Hajkova (Otter Specialist; Group), Barbora Zemanová (Otter Specialist (2014-06-20). "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: Lutra lutra". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 2020-09-10.