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Eurasian Otter : Characteristics

Lutra Lutra

The Eurasian otter is brown furred, with a lighter patch beneath its chin and throat. It has the classic long and sleek mustelid body with partially webs paws for swimming. An adult male may be up to 4 feet long and 30lbs. Females are smaller, around 16lbs typically. The Eurasian otter's nose is about the smallest among the otter species and has a characteristic shape described as a shallow 'W'.

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