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River Ottor
River Ottor

Scientific Name
Lutra longicaudis

Family
Mustélidos

Distribution
Rainforest climates of South America.

Details
An aquatic mammal with a very long body, short and powerful paws, long, thick tail whose base is as thick as its hips. Its size is 1-1.25 meters (3.3-4.2ft) and weighs 5-9kg (11-20lbs); it has a flat head, small eyes and ears, chestnut coloring, lighter on its interior, and many large whiskers that are highly sensitive. Its fur is impermeable, due to having two layers of fur.


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