Southern river otter
Order : Carnivora
Family : Mustelidae
Subfamily : Lutrinae
Species : Lontra provocax
The Huillin, southern river otter is listed as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Namings for the southern river otterA young / baby of a southern river otter is called a 'pup or whelp'. A southern river otter group is called a 'romp, bevy, lodge, family or raft'.
Southern river otter habitatsArtificial / Aquatic & Marine, Artificial / Aquatic - Aquaculture Ponds, Artificial / Aquatic - Irrigated Land (includes irrigation channels), Artificial / Aquatic - Ponds (below 8ha), Artificial / Aquatic - Seasonally Flooded Agricultural Land, Artificial / Aquatic - Wastewater Treatment Areas, Artificial / Aquatic - Water Storage Areas (over 8ha), Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands, Coastal Freshwater Lakes, Forest, Marine Coastal / Supratidal, Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Permanent Freshwater Marshes / Pools (under 8ha), Permanent Inland Deltas, Permanent Rivers / Streams / Creeks (includes waterfalls), Permanent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Lakes, Permanent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Marshes / Pools, Seasonal / Intermittent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Seasonal / Intermittent Freshwater Marshes / Pools (under 8ha), Seasonal / Intermittent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Lakes and Flats, Seasonal / Intermittent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Marshes / Pools, Seasonal / Intermittent / Irregular Rivers / Streams / Creeks, Shrub Dominated Wetlands, Subtropical / Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level, Subtropical / Tropical Moist Lowland, Subtropical / Tropical Swamp and Wetlands (inland)
Facts about the southern river otter
or Lontra provocax is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Endangered due to A1acd.
Southern river otters are the worldâ€™s most endangered otter.
The southern river otter is a freshwater species.
The Southern River Otter is medium in size.
The Southern River Otter is much more rare and the Marine Otter is on the verge of extinction with 3 isolated population the most important of which is found in the Naheul Huapi National Park (Aued, M.
Today the distribution of the southern river otter is limited to only seven areas between Cautín (39 o S) and Futaleufú (43 o 30'S).
Lontra provocax is listed as an endangered species. (Full text)
Size The Southern River Otter is medium in size. (Full text)
Southern river otters are widespread throughout the Amazon, but occur at low densities as populations have declined due to persecution for their fur. (Full text)More animals beginning with S