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Lontra provocax (Southern River Otter)

Synonyms: Lutra provocax

Wikipedia Abstract

The southern river otter (Lontra provocax) is a species of otter that lives in Chile and Argentina. Although called a "river otter", it inhabits both marine and freshwater environments. It sometimes is considered a subspecies of Lontra canadensis. The southern river otter is listed as endangered, due to illegal hunting, water pollution, and habitat loss.
View Wikipedia Record: Lontra provocax

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Lontra provocax

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
1
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
46
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 4.24
EDGE Score: 3.74

Attributes

Adult Weight [2]  16.53 lbs (7.50 kg)
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Piscivore
Diet - Fish [3]  50 %
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  50 %
Forages - Ground [3]  100 %
Nocturnal [1]  Yes
Water Biome [1]  Lakes and Ponds, Rivers and Streams, Coastal

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Low Monte Argentina Neotropic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Magellanic subpolar forests Chile, Argentina Neotropic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Patagonia Argentina, Chile, United Kingdom Neotropic Temperate Coastal Rivers    
Patagonian steppe Chile, Argentina Neotropic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Valdivian temperate forests Chile, Argentina Neotropic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Lanín National Park II 536819 Neuquen, Argentina
Nahuel Huapi National Park II 759703 Argentina  
Santuario de la Naturaleza Pumalín Sanctuary 713364 Chile
Tierra Del Fuego National Park II 172861 Argentina

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Chilean Winter Rainfall-Valdivian Forests Chile No

Prey / Diet

Cheirodon australe (Southern tetra)[4]
Cyprinus carpio (Common carp)[4]
Lithodes santolla (southern king crab)[4]
Oncorhynchus mykiss (redband trout)[4]
Paralomis granulosa (false southern king crab)[4]
Parastacus pugnax[4]
Percichthys trucha (Smallmouth perch)[4]
Percilia gillissi (Bass)[4]
Salmo trutta (Brown trout)[4]
Samastacus spinifrons[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Cathartes aura (Turkey Vulture)1
Harpyhaliaetus coronatus (Crowned Solitary Eagle)1
Megaceryle alcyon (Belted Kingfisher)1

Predators

Homo sapiens (man)[5]

Range Map

South America;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org
2Felisa A. Smith, S. Kathleen Lyons, S. K. Morgan Ernest, Kate E. Jones, Dawn M. Kaufman, Tamar Dayan, Pablo A. Marquet, James H. Brown, and John P. Haskell. 2003. Body mass of late Quaternary mammals. Ecology 84:3403
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4Lontra provocax, Serge Larivière, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 610, pp. 1-4 (1999)
5Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access