Species: Lutra lutra (Linnaeus, 1758)


Nomenclature
Scientific name Lutra lutra (Linnaeus, 1758)
   
English name otter, eurasian otter
French name loutre, loutre d'europe
Dutch name otter
German name Otter, Fischotter

Illustrations

Not all species have been illustrated yet. Should you own high quality photos, please send them by means of the photo page.

You can always check for pictures on the Dutch website Nederlands Soortenregister.

You can always check for pictures on observations.be.

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Protection status and Red List
North Sea
protected: 21.12.2001
Flanders
protected: 21.10.1997
Flanders
protected: 21.10.1997
Flanders
red list: Regionally extinct
Brussels
red list: Regionally extinct
Wallonia
red list: Critically endangered
Belgium
red list: Critically endangered
World
IUCN Red List: NT (ver. 3.1, 2008)

Distribution
Flanders indigenous (1a)
Brussels indigenous (1a)
Wallonia indigenous (1a)
Habitat freshwater / terrestrial
Reference Frechkop 1958. Faune de Belgique - Mammifères
Expert Koen Van Den Berge

Observations
Recent sightings on observations.be