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Species Profile: The Hairy Nosed Otter    
Lutra sumatrana    

        The Hairy Nosed Otter is the rarest and least known of the Asian otters. Check out IOSF's latest news on the Hairy Nosed Otter !







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Size
       The Hairy-nosed Otter is medium in size. From its head to its body it is 500 to 820mm long. Its tail is 350 to 500mm long. In total it is 1050 to 1330mm long.

Feet
        There are strong claws on the well-webbed feet of the Hairy-nosed Otter.

Hair
       The hair, like most Otters, is fine and velvety in texture. Their guardhair is moderately small in size, 12 to 14mm long. Their underfur is 7 to 8mm long.

Color
        Very dark brown above, with a slightly paler color. The difference between the underside and the back is incredibly sharp.

Nose

        The nose looks like an upside down trapezoid with large dips on each side. The nostrils are on the sides.

Habitat
        It inhabits freshwater and coastal areas, especially mangroves in Indonesia.

Distribution and Population
        The Hairy-Nosed Otter lives in south Asia.

Food
        The Hairy-Nosed Otter Otter likes to eat crustaceans and fish.

Other Names
Spanish: Nutria de Sumatra
French: Loutre de Sumatra
German: HarnasenOtter
Italian:Lontra del naso peloso
Other scientific names

Barangia sumatrana


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