Many people know organisms only by the common names, or "vernacular" names. Unlike scientific names, common names are almost always different for speakers of different languages. They may also vary regionally within a language. This tab shows all the common names provided to EOL for this organism from a variety of providers, including EOL curators. Currently we can only set one preferred common name per language on a given EOL page, but all the names should be searchable.

Common names listed by language

Preferred marks the preferred name for each language.

English

Name Sources Status
Canadian otter Phthiraptera, uBio Unknown
Common otter Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Trusted
North american otter IUCN Red List Trusted
North American River Otter Leo Shapiro, IUCN Red List, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Katja Schulz, NatureServe resource, Paleobiology Database, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Northern American river otter NCBI Taxonomy Trusted
northern river otter C. Michael Hogan, Anage Data, Animal Diversity Web Descriptions, BioKIDS Critter Catalog, IUCN Red List, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
river otter Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), JELA All Categories Full Species List January 2013, NCBI Taxonomy, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Dutch

Name Sources Status
Rivierotter uBio Unknown

Finnish

Name Sources Status
Amerikansaukko Kari Pihlaviita Trusted

French

Name Sources Status
loutre de Canada Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Trusted
loutre de rivière Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Loutre du canada IUCN Red List Trusted

Occitan

Name Sources Status
Loira de ribièra Cédric Valmary Trusted

Spanish

Name Sources Status
nutria del Canada Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Trusted
Nutria norteamericana IUCN Red List, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Trusted
Nutria-de rÌo norteamericana Unknown, uBio Trusted
Nutria-de río norteamericana Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

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