Hairy-nosed otter

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Hairy-nosed otter

Order : Carnivora
Family : Mustelidae
Subfamily : Lutrinae
Species : Lutra sumatrana

 

The Hairy-nosed otter is listed as Data Deficient (DD), inadequate information to make a direct, or indirect, assessment of its risk of extinction, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the hairynosed otter
A young / baby of a hairynosed otter is called a 'pup or whelp'. A hairynosed otter group is called a 'romp, bevy, lodge, family or raft'.
Hairy-nosed otter habitats
Artificial / Aquatic & Marine, Artificial / Aquatic - Aquaculture Ponds, Artificial / Aquatic - Canals and Drainage Channels, Ditches, 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 Brackish / Saline Lagoons / Marine Lakes, Coastal Freshwater Lakes, Estuaries, Forest, Freshwater Springs and Oases, Grassland, Marine Coastal / Supratidal, Marine Intertidal, Marine Neritic, Mud Flats and Salt Flats, 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, Rocky Shoreline, Salt Marshes (Emergent Grasses), Sandy Shoreline and / or Beaches, Sand Bars, Spits, Etc, 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, Shrubland, Subtropical / Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level, Subtropical / Tropical Moist Lowland, Subtropical / Tropical Moist Shrubland, Subtropical / Tropical Seasonally Wet / Flooded Grassland, Subtropical / Tropical Swamp and Wetlands (inland)

Facts about the hairy-nosed otter

Lutra sumatrana is the hairy-nosed otter, possibly the rarest species in the world.

or Lutra sumatrana is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Data Deficient .

Klaus-Peter Koepfli announced that his work with Cytochrome B showed that the Hairy-Nosed Otter (Lutra sumatrana) is a true species, not just a subspecies of Lutra lutra.

The Hairy Nosed Otter is the rarest and least known of the Asian otters. (Full text)

Size The Hairy-nosed Otter is medium in size.

The Hairy Nosed Otter is a rare and interesting otter found in southeast Asia.

The hairy-nosed otter is similar in appearance to other freshwater otter species.

ferrets) Category: Mammals » Ferrets Animal Description: The Hairy Nosed Otter is a rare and interesting otter found in .

The hairy-nosed otter is similar in appearance to other freshwater otter (Full text)

The Hairy-nosed otter is currently confined to the Maleleuca swamp near the beach. (Full text)

Therefore, survey to identify current distribution of Hairy-nosed otter is of utmost importance for its conservation actions.

Attended workshop on the conservation of Asian otters in Taiwan and set up research programme to investigate if the Hairy Nosed otter is still present in the wild.

The Hairy-nosed Otter is the rarest and least known of the Asian otters and is also the most difficult to identify in the field.

Immediately, IOSF set up the Sumatrana Fund to raise money to help conserve the only known locality where hairy-nosed otters are still found in the world.

Immediately, IOSF set up the SUMATRANA FUND, in order to raise money to help conserve the only known locality where hairy nosed otters are still found in the world.

According to local informants, in each locality with otter tracks only about 2 – 5 Hairy-nosed otters are observed occassionally.

hairy-nosed otters are sometimes seen early in the morning around the mangroves at Telok Assam. (Full text)

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