Taxon profile


Spotted-necked Otter
Lutra maculicollis Lichtenstein, 1835

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

Scientific synonyms

Hydrictis maculicollis (Lichtenstein, 1835)
Lutra maculicollis tenuis Pohle, 1920

Other names

= Speckle-throated Otter

Near Threatened NT  as Hydrictis maculicollis


Intertaxon relationships

prey: Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758) - Nile Mouthbreeder, Haplochromis Hilgendorf, 1888, Xenopus laevis (Daudin, 1802) - African Clawed Frog, Tilapia Smith, 1840 - Tilapias, Clarias alluaudi Boulenger, 1906 - Alluaud's Catfish, ...

Included taxa

Number of records: 5

subspecies Lutra maculicollis chobiensis Roberts, 1932 - Chobe Otter
subspecies Lutra maculicollis kivuana Pohle, 1920 - Kivu Otter
subspecies Lutra maculicollis maculicollis Lichtenstein, 1835
subspecies Lutra maculicollis matschiei Cabrera, 1903 - Matschie's Otter
subspecies Lutra maculicollis nilotica Thomas, 1911 - Nile Otter

Lutra maculicollis nilotica

Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [12420]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Hydrictis maculicollis (Lichtenstein, 1835)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Hydrictis maculicollis Lichtenstein, 1835]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
DE Zootier-Lexikon [7463:fleckenhalsotter-lutra-hydrictis-maculicollis&Itemid=245]

Dollinger P.: Zootier-Lexikon [as Hydrictis maculicollis]
Data retrieved on: 7 January 2021
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Lutra maculicollis Lichtenstein, 1835]

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species extinct in area described by check-list