Animal Weight

How much does a Neotropical otter weight?

It is hard to guess what a Neotropical otter weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Neotropical otter (Lontra longicaudis) on average weights 6.55 kg (14.44 lbs).

The Neotropical otter is from the family Mustelidae (genus: Lontra). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 60.2 cm (2′ 0″). Usually, Neotropical otters have 3 babies per litter.

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a Neotropical otter is 6.55 kg (14.44 lbs)

The neotropical otter or neotropical river otter (Lontra longicaudis) is an otter species found in Central America, South America and the island of Trinidad. It is physically similar to the northern and southern river otter, which occur directly north and south of this species’ range. The length of the neotropical otter can range from 36–66 centimetres (14–26 in), plus a tail of 37–84 centimetres (15–33 in). Body weight ranges from 5–15 kilograms (11–33 lb). Otters are members of the family Mustelidae, the most species-rich (and therefore diverse) family in the order Carnivora.This otter is found in many different riverine habitats, including deciduous and evergreen forests, savannas, llanos and pantanal. It prefers to live in clear fast-flowing rivers and streams. It is a relatively solitary animal and feeds mostly on fish and crustaceans.

Animals of the same family as a Neotropical otter

We found other animals of the Mustelidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Neotropical otter

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Lontra longicaudis:

Animals with the same size as a Neotropical otter

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Neotropical otter:

Animals with the same litter size as a Neotropical otter

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (3) as a Neotropical otter: