Sea otter

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phylum Chordata The sea otter (Enhydra lutris) is a marine mammal native to the coasts of the northern and eastern North Pacific Ocean. Adult sea otters are the heaviest members of the weasel family, but among the smallest marine mammals. Unlike most marine mammals, the sea otter's primary form of insulation is an exceptionally thick coat of fur, the densest in the animal kingdom. Although it can walk on land, the sea otter lives mostly in the ocean.


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class Mammalia
infraclass Eutheria
order Carnivora
suborder Caniformia
family Mustelidae
genus Enhydra
species E. lutris