Lutrogale perspicillata (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1826)
Smooth-coated otter
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Family:  Mustelidae (mustelids)
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Environment:  pelagic; brackish; marine
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Lutrogale perspicillata maxwelli: Tigris-Euphrates valley in Iraq; Lutrogale perspicillata sindica: Indus valley of Pakistan; Lutrogale perspicillata perspicillata: India, Yunnan, Indochina and the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Bangka, northeast Borneo, western Java (Ref. 1522).
Biology:  Also found in brackish waters, in mangroves. Forages in groups. Mainly a specialized piscivore (Ref. 115116).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 14 June 2014 (A2cde) Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
Country info:  Reported as Lutrogale perspicillata maxwelli in the Tigris-Euphrates valley.

Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 24.05.17

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