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Eurasian Otter

Observed: 22nd September 2010 By: WatohWatoh’s reputation in Mammals

Walking down a remote beach to see this come out of the water. Stunning.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Eurasian Otter (Lutra lutra) interacts


LordMuzzy's picture

Nice shots! Add a revised id

Nice shots! Add a revised id with latin name (Lutra lutra) for more observations of these beautiful mammals to be displayed.

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Refugee's picture

More ID

Watch took the good advice. He needs some more ID now...
The Latin name is right.


Syrphus's picture

Most Otters in W Scotland are

Most Otters in W Scotland are seen on the seashore, and frequently (because tide is more important than light) in the middle of the day. As said above, these are not Sea Otters - just Otters in the sea.



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Watoh's picture

Thanks, details have been

Thanks, details have been updated. I've always known them as Sea Otter thanks for the correction.

DavidHowdon's picture


Well there is no official authority for vernacular names in the way there is for scientific names, so really if that is what they are known as it seems quite correct to me to use that name. As long as the scientific name is correct confusion should not arise.

Refugee's picture

Sea Otter

In Scotland otters tend to have the common name "sea otter" as they tend to be seen close to the cost while in the rest of the Uk they tend to travel further in land following slow flowing rivers of witch there are less in the highlands.