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Eurasian River Otter
Lutra lutra (Linnaeus, 1758)

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

Scientific synonyms

Lutra vulgaris

IUCN category:Near Threatened

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Intertaxon relationships

prey: Astacus astacus (Linnaeus, 1758) - Noble Crayfish, Astacus leptodactylus Eschscholtz, 1823 - Danube Crayfish, Austropotamobius torrentium (Schrank, 1803) - Stone Crayfish, Pacifastacus leniusculus (Dana, 1852) - Signal Crayfish, Orconectes limosus (Rafinesque, 1817)

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Subordinated taxa

Number of records: 13

subspecies Lutra lutra angustifrons Lataste, 1885
subspecies Lutra lutra aurobrunnea Hodgson, 1839
subspecies Lutra lutra barang F. G. Cuvier, 1823
subspecies Lutra lutra chinensis Gray, 1837
subspecies Lutra lutra hainana Xu & Lu, 1983
subspecies Lutra lutra kutab Schinz, 1844
subspecies Lutra lutra lutra (Linnaeus, 1758) - European Otter
subspecies Lutra lutra meridionalis Ognev, 1931
subspecies Lutra lutra monticola Hodgson, 1839
subspecies Lutra lutra nair F. G. Cuvier, 1823
subspecies Lutra lutra nippon Imaizumi & Yoshiyuki, 1989 - Japanese River Otter
subspecies Lutra lutra roensis Ogillby, 1834
subspecies Lutra lutra seistanica Birula, 1913

Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [305305]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [http://www.faunaeur.org] [as Lutra lutra (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3] [as Lutra lutra Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Lutra lutra (Linnaeus, 1758)]

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