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The Marine Otter is small or medium in size. From its head to its body, it is 570 to 787mm long. Its tail is 300 to 362mm long. In total the Marine Otter is 870 to 1149mm long.
There are strong claws on the well webbed and moderately sized feet of this otter.
The hair, unlike most Otters, is coarse and rough in appearance. Their guardhairs are thick, 20mm long. Their underfur is 12mm long. What caused them to be so different from most otters? Some believe it's fur is so rough because it lives frequently in the surf,
where the waves crush on the rocks in the very exposed coast of southwest South America.
Dark brown with a lighter underside that looks drab and has fawn color.
The nose is covered in fur and all you can see is the two slit-like nostrils.
The Marine Otter lives on a rocky shoreline.
Distribution and Population
The Marine Otter lives in the Coastal areas of Chile and Peru.
The Marine Otter likes to eat fish, crustaceans, and mollusks.
Spanish: Gato del mar, Nutria de mar, Chungungo, Chinchimen
French: Loutre de Mer
Italian: Lontra Felina
Other scientific names: Lontra Felina
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