Taxon profile


Northern River Otter
Lontra canadensis (Schreber, 1777)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Carnivora - carnivores »  family Mustelidae »  genus Lontra - otter

Scientific synonyms

Lutra canadensis Schreber, 1777

Other names

= North American River Otter

IUCN category:Least Concern


Taxon in country check-lists*

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Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Latagophthirus rauschi Kim & Emerson, 1974, Ixodes cookei Packard, 1869

prey: Taricha granulosa (Skilton, 1849) - Rough-skinned Newt, Dicamptodon ensatus (Eschscholtz, 1833) - California Giant Salamander, Ambystoma gracile (Baird, 1859) - Northwestern Salamander, Lithobates sylvaticus (LeConte, 1825) - Wood Frog, Lithobates clamitans (Latreille, 1801) - Green Frog, ...

Subordinated taxa

Number of records: 7

subspecies Lontra canadensis canadensis Schreber, 1777 - Canadian river otter
subspecies Lontra canadensis kodiacensis Goldman, 1935 - Kodiak river otter
subspecies Lontra canadensis lataxina Cuvier, 1823 - Carolina Otter
subspecies Lontra canadensis mira Goldman, 1935
subspecies Lontra canadensis pacifica J. A. Allen, 1898 - Pacific Otter
subspecies Lontra canadensis periclyzomae Elliot, 1905 - Queen Charlotte Island Otter
subspecies Lontra canadensis sonora Rhoads, 1898 - Sonoran Otter

Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [12302]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Lontra canadensis (Schreber, 1777)]
Data retrieved on: 27 January 2014
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Lontra canadensis Schreber, 1777]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Lontra canadensis (Schreber, 1776)]

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