Data about <i>Lontra canadensis</i>

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Distribution

Data about <i>Lontra canadensis</i>
Native range includes
Additional detail United States (USA) US Forest Service Fire Effects Information Service  
Geographic range (area)
Additional detail 11,887,021.15 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 median
Additional detail -110 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
min Additional detail -168 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
max Additional detail -52.6 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
  • Geographic distribution
    A description of the geographic distribution, or range, of the taxon. Includes descriptions of global, regional, or political aspects of range and whether the taxon is native or introduced in portions of the range and endemicity.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/voc/SPMInfoItems#Distribution
Geographic distribution
Additional detail Gulf of Maine World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail North West Atlantic World Register of Marine Species  
Latitude min
Additional detail 24.94 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
median Additional detail 47.6 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
max Additional detail 70.25 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 max
Additional detail 44.85 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
min Additional detail 44.85 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
min Additional detail 47.27 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 48.76 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 -122 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
min Additional detail -125 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail -65.4 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
min Additional detail -65.4 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  

Physical Description

Data about <i>Lontra canadensis</i>
Body length (VT) average
Additional detail 68.31 cm adult PanTHERIA  
Body mass average
Additional detail 135.94 g newborn animal PanTHERIA  
average Additional detail 8.09 kg adult PanTHERIA  
Teat number average
Additional detail 4 PanTHERIA  
Weight
Additional detail 140 g neonate stage AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Additional detail 1.51 kg weanling AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Additional detail 9.0 kg adult AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Ecology

Data about <i>Lontra canadensis</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 bay Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail coastal water Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail contaminated water Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail desert
  • Desert
    A region rendered barren or partially barren by environmental extremes, especially by low rainfall.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000097
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail estuarine biome
  • Estuarine biome
    Expressions of the estuarine biome occur at wide lower courses of a rivers where they flow into a sea. Estuaries experience tidal flows and their water is a changing mixture of fresh and salt.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000020
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 fresh water Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail freshwater marsh
  • Freshwater marsh
    A marsh associated with water that contains low concentrations of salts.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000053
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail grassland
  • Grassland
    An area in which grasses (Graminae) are a significant component of the vegetation.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000106
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail grassland biome
  • Grassland biome
    A grassland biome is a terrestrial biome which includes, across its entire spatial extent, an unbroken layer of grasses (Gramineae), sedges (Cyperaceae) or rushes (Juncaceae).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000177
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail gravel
  • Gravel
    Gravel is an environmental material which is composed of pieces of rock that are at least two millimeters (2mm) in its largest dimension and no more than 75 millimeters.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000018
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail island
  • Island
    Area of dry or relatively dry land surrounded by water or low wetland.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000098
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail isthmus
  • Isthmus
    Narrow section of land in a body of water connecting two larger land areas.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000174
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail lagoon
  • Lagoon
    A sheet of saline water separated from the open sea by sand or shingle banks. The sheet of water between an offshore reef, especially of coral and mainland. The sheet of water within a ring or horseshoe shaped atoll.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000038
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 mountain
  • Mountain
    A landform that extends above the surrounding terrain in a limited area. A mountain is generally steeper than a hill, but there is no universally accepted standard definition for the height of a mountain or a hill although a mountain usually has an identifiable summit and a local relief of more than 300m.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000081
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 river bank
  • River bank
    The sloping margin of a river, serving to confine it to its natural channel.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000143
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail saline marsh
  • Saline marsh
    A marsh whose water contains a considerable quantity of dissolved salts.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000054
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 valley
  • Valley
    A depression caused by erosion by water or ice. Low-lying land bordered by higher ground; especially elongate, relatively large gently sloping depressions of the Earth's surface, commonly situated between two mountains or between ranges of hills or mountains, and often containing a stream with an outlet.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000100
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail watershed
  • Watershed
    The separation between neighbouring drainage basins (catchments). In hilly country, the divide lies along topographical peaks and ridges, but in flat country or on a high plateau (especially where the ground is marshy) the divide may be invisible - just a more or less notional line on the ground on either side of which falling raindrops will start a journey to different rivers, and even to different sides of a country or continent.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000292
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail woodland Environments - EOL project  
Precipitation in geographic range mean
Additional detail 55.55 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  
Feeds on
Additional detail American Alligator Global Biotic Interactions  
Additional detail Amphibians Global Biotic Interactions  
Additional detail Arthropods Global Biotic Interactions  
Additional detail Birds Global Biotic Interactions  
Additional detail California Gull Global Biotic Interactions  
Additional detail Common Muskrat Global Biotic Interactions  
Additional detail Crustaceans Global Biotic Interactions  
Additional detail Insects Global Biotic Interactions  
Additional detail Mammals Global Biotic Interactions  
Additional detail Mottled Duck Global Biotic Interactions  
Additional detail Painted Turtle Global Biotic Interactions  
Additional detail Ray-finned Fishes Global Biotic Interactions  
Additional detail Spotted Sandpiper Global Biotic Interactions  
Habitat breadth
Additional detail 2 PanTHERIA  
Temperature in geographic range mean
Additional detail 1.06 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 431.41 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 524.75 millimeters per month PanTHERIA  
Diet breadth
Additional detail 1 PanTHERIA  
  • Has predator
    is consumed for energetic or other nutritional needs (by another organism)
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/HasPredator
Has predator
Additional detail American Alligator Global Biotic Interactions  
Additional detail Bobcat Global Biotic Interactions  
Additional detail Coyote Global Biotic Interactions  
Additional detail Diurnal Birds of Prey Global Biotic Interactions  

Life History and Behavior

Data about <i>Lontra canadensis</i>
Home range average
Additional detail 14.18 km^2 PanTHERIA  
average Additional detail 16.95 km^2 PanTHERIA  
Clutch/brood/litter size
Additional detail 2.5 AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
average Additional detail 2.67 individuals PanTHERIA  
Behavioral circadian rhythm
Additional detail nocturnal/crepuscular, cathemeral, crepuscular or diurnal/crepuscular
  • Nocturnal/crepuscular, cathemeral, crepuscular or diurnal/crepuscular
    An organism that is nocturnal/crepuscular, cathemeral, crepuscular or diurnal/crepuscular
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/activityCycleOther
PanTHERIA  
Age at first birth average
Additional detail 2.0 years female PanTHERIA  
Dispersal age average
Additional detail 225 days PanTHERIA  
Gestation period duration average
Additional detail 58.4 days PanTHERIA  
Inter-birth interval average
Additional detail 1.0 years female PanTHERIA  
Additional detail 1.0 years AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Litters per year
Additional detail 0.9 per year AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
median Additional detail 1.1 PanTHERIA  
Total life span max
Additional detail 27 years AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
max Additional detail 25.0 years PanTHERIA  
Age at eye opening average
Additional detail 33.12 days PanTHERIA  
Onset of fertility average
Additional detail 2.0 years PanTHERIA  
Additional detail 2.0 years female AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Additional detail 2.0 years male AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
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 121.66 days PanTHERIA  
Additional detail 122 days AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
  • 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 62 days AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Physiology and Cell Biology

Data about <i>Lontra canadensis</i>
  • Body temperature
    The degree of heat in the body of a living organism, temperature is measure of the average kinetic energy of the particles in a sample of matter, expressed in terms of units or degrees designated on a standard scale.
    http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/CSP/2871-4249
Body temperature
Additional detail 38.4 degrees Celsius AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Conservation

Data about <i>Lontra canadensis</i>
Iucn red list category
Additional detail least concern
  • Least concern
    A taxon is Least Concern when it has been evaluated against the criteria and does not qualify for Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable or Near Threatened. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/leastConcern
IUCN  
Population trend
Additional detail Stable IUCN  
Animal population density average
Additional detail 1.12 individuals per square kilometer PanTHERIA  
Human population density mean
Additional detail 19.38 individuals per square kilometer PanTHERIA  
Human population density change mean
Additional detail 0.05 PanTHERIA  

Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Data about <i>Lontra canadensis</i>
Not invasive in
Additional detail United States (USA) US Forest Service Fire Effects Information Service  

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