Lutra canadensis (Schreber, 1777)
American river otter
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Family:  Mustelidae (mustelids)
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Environment:  pelagic; freshwater; marine
Distribution:  Western Atlantic and Pacific Ocean: Lutra canadensis kodiacensis: Kodiak Islands, Alaska; Lutra canadensis periclyzomae: British Columbia; Lutra canadensis mira: Alaska, British Columbia; Lutra canadensis pacifica: Alaska, Canada, northern USA, south to central California, northern Nevada, and northeast Utah; Lutra canadensis canadensis: Eastern Canada, USA, Newfoundland; Lutra canadensis sonora: USA, Mexico, Lutra canadensis lataxina: USA; Lutra canadensis annectens: from Mexico, south through Central America and South America west of the Andes as far as Peru; Lutra canadensis enudris: Northern South America, throughout the Amazon Basin and rivers of eastern Brazil, Argentina, Trinidad Is; Lutra canadensis longicaudis: Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay; Lutra canadensis provocax: Chile, Argentina (Ref. 1522).
IUCN Red List Status: (LC); Date assessed: 01 June 2014 Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 11.12.05
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 22.10.08

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