Subject: biome and latin word for marine otter

NAMMACETA@aol.com
Tue, 6 Apr 1999 17:11:16 EDT

Am I assuming correctly that you indeed mean the marine otter found on the 
island coasts of Scotland, and not the sea otter found in California and 
Alaska?  I can't seem to find any reference in my home library to the marine 
otter.  I don't know much about them.  Their habitat would seem to be rocky 
shores and they exploit the rocky intertidal.  The latin name for the 
European river otter is Lutra lutra, but I don't think that is who you are 
looking for.  The sea otter is Enhydra lutris.
There are texts dedicated to otters, however, I do not have one here.

Scott Mercer