Northern River Otter
- Domain Eukarya: This domain contains organisms whose cells have a nucleus. They can be single-celled or multicellular.
- Kingdom Animalia: All are multicellular, heterotrophs, and have the ability to move at some point in life.
- Phylum Chordata: Members have bilateral symmetry, a notochord (stiff rod that extends for the length of the body), and a complete digestive system.
- Subphylum Vertebrata: This group has a backbone, an endoskeleton, and their movements are provided by muscles attached to the endoskeleton.
- Class Mammalia: These animals produce milk with mammary glands, have hair, and three inner ear bones.
- Order Carnivora: They have specialized teeth for cutting meat. They generally are medium-sized animals, with males typically being larger than females.
- Family Mustelida: This family inculeds weasels and otter,they inhabit all continents but antarctica and australi
- Genus Lontra: Only Northern river otters
- Species: Lontra canadensis
Length: The River otter can be 20-40 inches and there tail can be 12-20 inches
Weight: The River otter weight up to 10-30 pounds
Color:They are dark brown and black.
Natural range: The River Otter lives in the U.S and Canada
Diet:The River Otter eats Fish,frogs,water insectics, they also eat turtles and clams,it eats dog food, it also eats clams in the zoo, it eats vegetables.
Habitat Description: They live in rivers, lakes, marshes, and swamps
Predators:The river otter's predators are bobcats, coyotes, alligators, and other large predators.
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