Enhydra lutris

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Synonyms for Enhydra lutris

large marine otter of northern Pacific coasts having very thick dark brown fur

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Evidence of white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, attacks on sea otters, Enhydra lutris.
1 4 36 Erithizon dorsatum Enhydra lutris 1 Phoca vitulina Vulpes vulpes Martes americana Lutra canadensis Ondatra zibethicus 5 Mustela vison 3 Sylvilagus bachmani Aplodontia rufa indeterminate large mammal 12 66 212 indeterminate medium mammal 7 12 indeterminate small mammal 7 Ptychocheilus oregonensis 36 Mylocheilus caurinus 12 Acrocheilus alutaceus Gila bicolor small Cyprinidae 59 indeterminate Cyprinidae 2 Catostomus macrocheilus 72 Cyprinidae/Catostomidae 2 54 23 Thaleichthys pacificus 1 Gasterosteus aculeatus 24 Acipenser sp.
Their Latin name Enhydra lutris means otter of the water, and they have adapted fascinating behavioral traits: females give birth while floating on their backs, and adults resourcefully use rocks clutched in their paws to crack open shellfish.
However, the 1986 survey was specifically for sea otters, Enhydra lutris, and did not list cetacean sightings.
For example, sea otter, Enhydra lutris (Linnaeus 1758), predation greatly affects abalone abundance and behavior (Watson 2000).