Otters of the World

Otters are found on every continent except Australia, New Zealand and Antarctica.  They live in rivers, lakes, estuaries and the sea. Check out the Gallery for photos of these otters.

There are 13 species (types) of otter in the world:

 

 

 

1. North American River Otter

North American river otter found in America and Canada.

To see exactly where, check out our map 

2. Sea Otter

Sea otter found on the Pacific coasts 

To see exactly where, check out our map 

3. Giant Otter

Giant otter found in South America

To see exactly where, check out our map 

4. Neotropical Otter

Neotropical otter found in South America

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5. Southern river Otter

Southern river otter found in South America

To see exactly where, check out our map 

6. Marine Otter

Marine otter found in South America

To see exactly where, check out our map 

7. Eurasion Otter

Eurasian otter found in Europe, Asia and North Africa

To see exactly where, check out our map 

8. Smooth-coated Otter

Smooth-coated otter found in Asia

To see exactly where, check out our map 

9. Hairy-nosed Otter

Hairy-nosed otter found in Asia

To see exactly where, check out our map 

10. Asian Small-Clawed Otter

Asian small-clawed otter found in Asia

To see exactly where, check out our map 

11. Spotted-Necked Otter

Spotted-necked otter found in Africa

To see exactly where, check out our map 

12. Congo Clawless Otter

Congo clawless otter found in Africa

To see exactly where, check out our map 

13. African Clawless Otter

African clawless otter found in Africa

To see exactly where, check out our map 

Can you find which Otters you get in your country? 

If you want to find out more about all these types of otter go to the IOSF page on Otter Species