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Non-fish Identification: Find Species

Family: Mustelidae mustelids (See list of species below)

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12 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Aonyx capensis
[African small-clawed otter]
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Aonyx cinerea
[Oriental small-clawed otter]


Enhydra lutris
[sea otter]
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Hydrictis maculicollis
[spot-necked otter]
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Lutra canadensis
[American river otter]


Lutra felina
[marine otter]
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Lutra lutra
[Eurasian river otter]
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Lutra nippon
[Japanese river otter]
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Lutra sumatrana
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Lutrogale perspicillata
[smooth-coated otter]
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Neovison macrodon
[sea mink]
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Pteronura brasiliensis
[giant otter]
12 Species of Family Mustelidae
(mustelids)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Aonyx capensis African small-clawed otter Eastern Atlantic, Western
Aonyx cinerea Oriental small-clawed otter Indo-West Pacific
Enhydra lutris sea otter Pacific Ocean 148 TL
Hydrictis maculicollis spot-necked otter Eastern Atlantic, Africa-
Lutra canadensis American river otter Western Atlantic and Paci
Lutra felina marine otter Southeast Pacific and Sou 100 TL
Lutra lutra Eurasian river otter Asia and Europe Inland Wa 1070 TL
Lutra nippon Japanese river otter Northwest Pacific
Lutra sumatrana Endemic to Southeast Asia
Lutrogale perspicillata smooth-coated otter Indo-West Pacific
Neovison macrodon sea mink Northwest Atlantic
Pteronura brasiliensis giant otter Western Atlantic and Sou



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