PAGE INDEX 1. Lateral view 2. Anterior view 3. Ventral view, showing teeth 4. Details 5. Web Links & Refs
|Such an amazing creature ! Found off the coasts of the N Pacific, sea otters are almost entirely aquatic, and feed on molluscs, crustaceans and sea urchins. This diet presumably explains the remarkable adaptation of the molars, but not the shape of the nasal cavity.|
|1.Sea Otter Skull, lateral view.||1.Sea Otter Skull, anterior view.||1.Sea Otter Skull, ventral view. |
(1st premolars missing)
|Details of Specimens Illustrated|
|Overall length||133mm||Zygomatic width||99mm|
Scientific Name : Enhydra - from the Greek for "living in water", lutris - from the Latin lutra "otter".