Lutrogale perspicillata — Facts & Information

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Data about <i>Lutrogale perspicillata</i>

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Distribution

Data about <i>Lutrogale perspicillata</i>
Geographic range (area)
Additional detail 5,506,788.05 km^2 PanTHERIA  
  • Longitude
    Longitude is a geographic position that refers to the angle east or west of a reference meridian between the two geographical poles to another meridian that passes through an arbitrary point.
    http://semanticscience.org/resource/SIO_000318
Longitude max
Additional detail 119.26 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
min Additional detail 46.31 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
median Additional detail 82.79 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
Latitude min
Additional detail -8.78 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
median Additional detail 11.88 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
max Additional detail 32.54 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
  • Latitude
    The geographic latitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are north of the Equator, negative values are south of it. Legal values lie between -90 and 90, inclusive.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLatitude
Latitude min
Additional detail 34.91 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 36.95 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
  • Longitude
    The geographic longitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are east of the Greenwich Meridian, negative values are west of it. Legal values lie between -180 and 180, inclusive.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLongitude
Longitude max
Additional detail -121 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
min Additional detail -122 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  

Physical Description

Data about <i>Lutrogale perspicillata</i>
Body length (VT) average
Additional detail 78.76 cm adult PanTHERIA  
Body mass average
Additional detail 8.91 kg adult PanTHERIA  
Weight
Additional detail 9.0 kg adult AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Ecology

Data about <i>Lutrogale perspicillata</i>
Habitat
Additional detail freshwater habitat
  • Freshwater habitat
    A habitat that is in or on a body of water containing low concentrations of dissolved salts and other total dissolved solids (<0.5 grams dissolved salts per litre).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002037
IUCN  
Additional detail marine habitat
  • Marine habitat
    A habitat that is in or on a sea or ocean containing high concentrations of dissolved salts and other total dissolved solids (typically >35 grams dissolved salts per litre).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000569
IUCN  
Additional detail terrestrial habitat
  • Terrestrial habitat
    A habitat that is on or at the boundary of the surface of the Earth.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002009
IUCN  
Habitat
Additional detail animal habitation
  • Animal habitation
    The dwelling of an animal or group of similar animals.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00005803
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail clay
  • Clay
    A group of hydrous aluminium phyllosilicate (phyllosilicates being a subgroup of silicate minerals) minerals (see clay minerals), that are typically less than 2micrometres in diameter. Clay consists of a variety of phyllosilicate minerals rich in silicon and aluminium oxides and hydroxides which include variable amounts of structural water.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002982
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail cultivated habitat
  • Cultivated habitat
    A geographical feature modified by humans by the preparation of the land, usually for the purposes of growing crops.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000113
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail estuary
  • Estuary
    A semi-enclosed coastal body of water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000045
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail forest
  • Forest
    An area with a high density of trees. A small forest may be called a wood.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000111
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail fresh water Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail Large river biome Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail mangrove biome
  • Mangrove biome
    A mangrove biome is a terrestrial biome which includes, across its spatial extent, mangrove plants (Rhizophoraceae). Mangrove plants are able to withstand high levels of salinity as well as regions of anoxia and frequent tidal inundation. Mangrove biomes often occur near tropical and sub-tropical estuaries and depositional marine coastal environments where fine sediments (often with high organic content) collect in areas protected from high energy wave action.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000181
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail mangrove swamp
  • Mangrove swamp
    An swamp formed of trees and shrubs that grow in saline coastal habitats in the tropics and subtropics.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000057
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail marine habitat
  • Marine habitat
    A habitat that is in or on a sea or ocean containing high concentrations of dissolved salts and other total dissolved solids (typically >35 grams dissolved salts per litre).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000569
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail marsh
  • Marsh
    A wetland, featuring grasses, rushes, reeds, typhas, sedges, and other herbaceous plants (possibly with low-growing woody plants) in a context of shallow water.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000035
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail paddy field
  • Paddy field
    A flooded parcel of arable land used for growing rice and other semiaquatic crops.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000297
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail peat swamp
  • Peat swamp
    Forested peatlands including both rain- and groundwater-fed types, commonly recorded in tropical regions with high rainfall. This type of peatland covers around 350,000 km2, primarily in south-east Asia but also occurring in the Everglades in Florida.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000189
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail plain
  • Plain
    A region of general uniform slope, comparatively level, and of considerable extent.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000086
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail plateau
  • Plateau
    An elevated and comparatively level expanse of land.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000182
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail pond
  • Pond
    A body of water, usually of smaller size than a lake.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000033
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail rice field Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail sand
  • Sand
    A naturally occurring granular material composed of finely divided rock and mineral particles.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000017
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail shoreline
  • Shoreline
    The line of contact between a body of water and the land.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000486
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail swamp
  • Swamp
    A wetland that features permanent inundation of large areas of land by shallow bodies of water, generally with a substantial number of hummocks, or dry-land protrusions.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000233
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail temperate Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail tunnel Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail woodland Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail zoological garden
  • Zoological garden
    A facility in which animals are confined within enclosures and displayed to the public, and in which they may also be bred.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00010625
Environments - EOL project  
Precipitation in geographic range mean
Additional detail 154.44 millimeters per month PanTHERIA  
Trophic level
Additional detail Carnivore
  • Carnivore
    An animal that mainly eats meat.
    http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Primary__Carnivore
PanTHERIA  
  • Interacts with
    an organism has an effect on another organism in the community.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/interactsWith
Interacts with
Additional detail Amphibians GloBI  
Additional detail Birds GloBI  
Additional detail Crustaceans GloBI  
Additional detail Lepidosaur GloBI  
Additional detail Mammals GloBI  
Additional detail Molluscs GloBI  
Additional detail Ray-finned Fishes GloBI  
Additional detail Saltwater Crocodile GloBI  
Additional detail Segmented Worms GloBI  
Feeds on
Additional detail Amphibians GloBI  
Additional detail Birds GloBI  
Additional detail Crustaceans GloBI  
Additional detail Mammals GloBI  
Additional detail Molluscs GloBI  
Additional detail Ray-finned Fishes GloBI  
Additional detail Reptiles GloBI  
Additional detail Segmented Worms GloBI  
Habitat breadth
Additional detail 2 PanTHERIA  
Temperature in geographic range mean
Additional detail 24.71 degrees Celsius PanTHERIA  
  • Actual evapotranspiration rate in geographic range
    Monthly AET (Actual Evapotranspiration Rate) within the geographic range of a taxon. Evapotranspiration (ET) is the sum of evaporation and plant transpiration from the Earth's land surface to atmosphere.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/AETinRange
Actual evapotranspiration rate in geographic range mean
Additional detail 1,084.91 millimeters per month PanTHERIA  
  • Potential evapotranspiration rate in geographic range
    Monthly PET (Potential Evapotranspiration Rate) within the geographic range of a taxon. Evapotranspiration (ET) is the sum of evaporation and plant transpiration from the Earth's land surface to atmosphere. Potential evapotranspiration (PET) is a representation of the environmental demand for evapotranspiration and represents the evapotranspiration rate of a short green crop, completely shading the ground, of uniform height and with adequate water status in the soil profile. It is a reflection of the energy available to evaporate water, and of the wind available to transport the water vapour from the ground up into the lower atmosphere.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/PETinRange
Potential evapotranspiration rate in geographic range mean
Additional detail 1,534.95 millimeters per month PanTHERIA  
  • Interacts with
    an organism has an effect on another organism in the community.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/interactsWithreverse
Interacts with
Additional detail Crustaceans GloBI  
Additional detail Indian Smooth-coated Otter GloBI  
Additional detail Indian Smooth-coated Otter GloBI  
Additional detail Saltwater Crocodile GloBI  
Diet breadth
Additional detail 2 PanTHERIA  
  • Has predator
    is consumed for energetic or other nutritional needs (by another organism)
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/HasPredator
Has predator
Additional detail Saltwater Crocodile GloBI  

Life History and Behavior

Data about <i>Lutrogale perspicillata</i>
Home range average
Additional detail 5.31 km^2 PanTHERIA  
average Additional detail 6.35 km^2 PanTHERIA  
Clutch/brood/litter size average
Additional detail 3.24 individuals PanTHERIA  
Additional detail 5 AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Gestation period duration average
Additional detail 63.31 days PanTHERIA  
Total life span max
Additional detail 15.0 years PanTHERIA  
Onset of fertility average
Additional detail 2.58 years PanTHERIA  
Terrestriality
Additional detail fossorial and/or ground dwelling only
  • Fossorial and/or ground dwelling only
    An organism that spends most of its time on the ground or underground.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/groundDwelling
PanTHERIA  
Weaning age average
Additional detail 72.53 days PanTHERIA  
  • Prenatal development duration
    The duration of the development from fertilized, deposited or implanted egg to hatching/birth. Corresponds to egg incubation duration in oviparous animals and to gestation period duration in viviparous animals.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/PrenatalDevelopmentDuration
Prenatal development duration
Additional detail 63 days AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Conservation

Data about <i>Lutrogale perspicillata</i>
Population trend
Additional detail Decreasing IUCN  
Animal population density average
Additional detail 4.42 individuals per square kilometer PanTHERIA  
Human population density min
Additional detail 1 individuals per square kilometer PanTHERIA  
mean Additional detail 236.22 individuals per square kilometer PanTHERIA  
5th percentile Additional detail 9 individuals per square kilometer PanTHERIA  
Human population density change mean
Additional detail 0.11 PanTHERIA  
Extinction status
Additional detail extinct
  • Extinct
    A taxon is Extinct when there is no reasonable doubt that the last individual has died. A taxon is presumed Extinct when exhaustive surveys in known and/or expected habitat, at appropriate times (diurnal, seasonal, annual), throughout its historic range have failed to record an individual. Surveys should be over a time frame appropriate to the taxon’s life cycle and life form.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/extinct
The Paleobiology Database  

Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Data about <i>Lutrogale perspicillata</i>
Conservation status
Additional detail vulnerable
  • Vulnerable
    A taxon is Vulnerable when the best available evidence indicates that it meets any of the criteria A to E for Vulnerable, and it is therefore considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/vulnerable
IUCN  

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