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Lontra canadensis (northern river otter; North American River Otter; river otter)

Synonyms: Lutra canadensis
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Wikipedia Abstract

The North American river otter (Lontra canadensis), also known as the northern river otter or the common otter, is a semiaquatic mammal endemic to the North American continent found in and along its waterways and coasts. An adult river otter can weigh between 5.0 and 14 kg (11.0 and 30.9 lb). The river otter is protected and insulated by a thick, water-repellent coat of fur.
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Infraspecies

Lontra canadensis canadensis (North American river otter)
Lontra canadensis kodiacensis (North American river otter)
Lontra canadensis lataxina (North American river otter)
Lontra canadensis mira (North American river otter)
Lontra canadensis pacifica (North American river otter)
Lontra canadensis periclyzomae (North American river otter)
Lontra canadensis sonora (North American river otter)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
2
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
16
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 5.15
EDGE Score: 1.82

Attributes

Gestation [2]  62 days
Litter Size [2]  3
Litters / Year [2]  1
Maximum Longevity [2]  27 years
Water Biome [1]  Lakes and Ponds, Rivers and Streams, Coastal
Weaning [2]  4 months 2 days
Adult Weight [2]  19.842 lbs (9.00 kg)
Birth Weight [2]  140 grams
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Vertebrates), Piscivore
Diet - Ectothermic [3]  10 %
Diet - Fish [3]  90 %
Forages - Ground [3]  100 %
Female Maturity [2]  2 years
Male Maturity [2]  2 years

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

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Ecosystems

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
California Floristic Province Mexico, United States No

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Predators

Alligator mississippiensis (Alligator, Gator, American alligator, Florida alligator, Mississippi alligator, Louisiana alligator.)[4]
Canis latrans (Coyote)[4]
Lynx rufus (Bobcat)[4]

Consumers

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map

Distribution

North America;

External References

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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
2de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
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
4Jorrit 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.
5Alaska Department of Fish and Game
6National Geographic Magazine - May 2016 - Yellowstone - The Carnivore Comeback
7Anurans as prey: an exploratory analysis and size relationships between predators and their prey, L. F. Toledo, R. S. Ribeiro & C. F. B. Haddad, Journal of Zoology 271 (2007) 170–177
8Exploring the Denali Food Web, ParkWise, National Park Service
9Nunn, C. L., and S. Altizer. 2005. The Global Mammal Parasite Database: An Online Resource for Infectious Disease Records in Wild Primates. Evolutionary Anthroplogy 14:1-2.
10Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License