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Enhydra lutris (Sea Otter)

Synonyms: Latax lutris; Mustela lutris
Language: Spanish

Wikipedia Abstract

The sea otter (Enhydra lutris) is a marine mammal native to the coasts of the northern and eastern North Pacific Ocean. Adult sea otters typically weigh between 14 and 45 kg (31 and 99 lb), making them the heaviest members of the weasel family, but among the smallest marine mammals. Unlike most marine mammals, the sea otter's primary form of insulation is an exceptionally thick coat of fur, the densest in the animal kingdom. Although it can walk on land, the sea otter lives mostly in the ocean.
View Wikipedia Record: Enhydra lutris

Infraspecies

Enhydra lutris kenyoni (northern sea otter)
Enhydra lutris lutris (sea otter)
Enhydra lutris nereis (southern sea otter)

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Enhydra lutris

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
3
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
52
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 6.58
EDGE Score: 4.1

Attributes

Gestation [3]  4 months 20 days
Litter Size [3]  1
Litters / Year [3]  1
Maximum Longevity [3]  27 years
Snout to Vent Length [2]  14 inches (35 cm)
Speed [6]  5.592 MPH (2.5 m/s)
Water Biome [1]  Coastal
Weaning [3]  5 months 25 days
Adult Weight [2]  59.856 lbs (27.15 kg)
Birth Weight [3]  4.118 lbs (1.868 kg)
Female Weight [5]  52.029 lbs (23.60 kg)
Male Weight [5]  73.525 lbs (33.35 kg)
Weight Dimorphism [5]  41.3 %
Diet [4]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Piscivore
Diet - Fish [4]  50 %
Diet - Invertibrates [4]  50 %
Forages - Marine [4]  100 %
Female Maturity [3]  2 years 8 months
Male Maturity [3]  3 years 9 months

Protected Areas

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Predators

Consumers

Range Map

External References

Webcams


Monterey Bay Aquarium Otter Cam
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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
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3de 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
4Hamish 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
5Enhydra lutris, James A. Estes, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 133, pp. 8 (1980)
6Wikipedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
7Jorrit 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.
8CephBase - Cephalopod (Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish and Nautilus) Database
9Alaska Wildlife Notebook Series, Alaska Department of Fish and Game
10COEXISTENCE IN A KELP FOREST: SIZE, POPULATION DYNAMICS, AND RESOURCE PARTITIONING IN A GUILD OF SPIDER CRABS (BRACHYURA, MAJIDAE), ANSON H. HINES, Ecological Monographs, 52(2), 1982, pp. 179-198
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12Nunn, 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.
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/39omei accessed via GBIF.org on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0