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American River Otter (Lontra canadensis) - North America, Canada and Alaska.  The Otter is found in lakes, rivers and streams.  They are extremely well adapted for swimming with webbed feet and thick, oily fur.  The diet consists mostly of fresh water fish, crustaceans, frogs and reptiles.
Asian Small clawed Otter (Aonyx cinerea) - Southern India, Southern China, Southern Asia, Indonesia and the Philippines.  They are the smallest otters in the world.  These freshwater otters spend a lot of time on land as well as water.   The small-clawed Otter is dark brown and has a white patch on the throat.  The length of the body is 16 to 24 inchesand then another 10 to 12 inches for the tail.  They playful nature and enjoy sliding down a muddy bank.  
Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris) - North Pacific - along the California coast from Half Moon Bay to Coal Oil Point near Santa Barbara.   The Sea Otter lives where the kelp is plentiful in water as cold as 35 to 60 degrees.  They mate, give birth, groom, play, rest and sleep almost completely in the water.  The Sea Otters lounge on their backs in the water and on kelp beds.  They are the smallest marine mammal.  Their diet includes clams, abalone, mussels, crabs and sea urchins.  They use their tail as a rudder.
The grooming of the Sea Otter is very important.  The Otter has very thick fur. They rely on an insulating layer of air to keep them warm and keep the water from the undercoat of their skin.  By grooming, they lift the layers of fur to allow this insulating
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