otter(redirected from European otters)
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Related to European otters: Lutra lutra
an aquatic mustelid, closely related to polecat and marten. Has dark brown glossy, dense fur, webbed toes and a broad tail, short face whiskers and ears that can be closed off when diving. There are several species, Lutra, Aonyx spp. and the much bigger sea otter (Enhydra lutis).