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Pteronura brasiliensis (Giant Otter) is a species of mammals in the family Mustelidae. It is listed as endangered by IUCN and in CITES Appendix I. It is associated with freshwater habitat. Giant Otter is found in the Neotropics. It is a diurnal carnivore. Individuals are known to live for 154 months and can grow to 26000 g. Reproduction is dioecious. Giant Otter has parental care (Paternal Care). It relies on running to move around.

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  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/CITES_I
  • Definition: Appendix I lists species that are the most endangered among CITES-listed animals and plants. They are threatened with extinction and CITES prohibits international trade in specimens of these species except when the purpose of the import is not commercial, for instance for scientific research. In these exceptional cases, trade may take place provided it is authorized by the granting of both an import permit and an export permit (or re-export certificate). Article VII of the Convention provides for a number of exemptions to this general prohibition.
  • Source: https://www.speciesplus.net/#/taxon_concepts/6787/legal
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Giant Otter. View this species on GBIF