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Otter Species List

KEYWORDS: otter species list types of otter species north american river otter eurasian otter cape clawless otter oriental small clawed otter sea otter sea cat neotropican otter spotted neck otter giant otter southern river otter american river otter smooth coated otter hairy nosed otter congo otter Eurasian Otter (Lutra lutra) Cape Clawless Otter (Aonyx capensis) Oriental Small Clawed Otter (Aonyx cinerea) Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris) Sea Cat (Lutra felina) Neotropican Otter (Lontra longicaudis) Spotted Necked Otter (Lutra maculicollis) Giant Otter (Pteronura brasiliensis) Southern River Otter (Lontra provocax) American River Otter (Lontra canadensis) Smooth Coated Otter (Lutra perspicillata) Hairy Nosed Otter (Lutra sumatrana) Congo Otter (Aonyx congica) otter species classification otter information otter facts animals related to otters

American River OtterOtter-like animals have inhabited the earth for the last 30 million years and over the years their carnivore bodies have undergone subtle changes to enable otters to exploit the rich acquatic environment.

Otters are members of the Mustelid family which includes badgers, polecats, martens, weasels, stoats and mink.

Find out more about the 13 species.