Otter Animal Profile

Carnivorous Mammal

Otters are carnivorous mammals in the subfamily Lutrinae. The 13 extant otter species are all semiaquatic, aquatic or marine, with diets based on fish and invertebrates. Lutrinae is a branch of the weasel family Mustelidae, which also includes badgers, honey badgers, martens, minks, polecats, and wolverines.

Scientific name: Lutrinae

Biological rank: Subfamily

Higher classification: Mustelidae

Weight: 15 pound – 26 pound on average (Eurasian otter) · 3.09 pound – 5.07 pound (Sea otter, Newborn) · 31 pound – 73 pound (Sea otter, Female) · 49 pound – 99 pound (Sea otter, Male)

Lifespan: 15 years – 20 years on average (Sea otter, Female, In wild) · 10 years – 15 years on average (Sea otter, In wild, Male)

Data from: Wikipedia

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