Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Marine otter

The marine otter (Lontra Felina) is a rare and poorly known South American cat-like mammal in the weasel family. The scientific name means "Otter-Cat" and in Spanish, it's called "Marine cat." It is one of the 4 otters in thee Lontra genus along with the North American, Southern, and Neotropical. It is found off the coast of Peru, Chile, Argentina, and the Falklands. Unlike the sea otter (which is also endangered) of the Northern Pacific, the marine otter rarely ventures into freshwater habitats.

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