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Lutra felina   (Molina, 1782)

marine otter
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Mammalia | Carnivora | Mustelidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Bathydemersal; brackish.  Subtropical; 5°S - 55°S, 80°W - 65°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Southeast Pacific and Southwest Atlantic: Chile, Peru and Argentina. Subtropical, tropical.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 100.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 4.5 kg (Ref. 1394)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on exposed rocky shores (Ref. 1394). Sometimes enters estuaries and rarely freshwater habitats, where it is marginally sympatric with Lutra canadensis provocax (Ref. 1522). Feeds on crabs, shrimps, mollusks, and fish; sometimes freshwater prawns (Ref. 1394). Found on exposed rocky shores. Feeds on crabs, shrimps, mollusks, and fish; sometimes freshwater prawns (Ref. 1394). Sometimes enters estuaries and rarely freshwater habitats, where it is marginally sympatric with Lutra canadensis provocax (Ref. 1522).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

  Endangered (EN) (A3cde)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO(fisheries: | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

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Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: species profile; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
High vulnerability (60 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown