Ozzie Otter
Profile, swimming
Murray Mallee Region
Western European House Mouse
Ozzie Otter (Hydromys chrysogaster)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Mammals (Mammalia)
Order: Rodents (Rodentia)
Family: Murid (Muridae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Ozzie Otter (Hydromys chrysogaster)
This Photo:     Back, swimming
Other names: Native Otter, Rakali or Water-rat

Thank you Michal Sloviak for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA, Riverland and possibly elsewhere
Credit to Colin Cook for the common name

Copyright © 2011-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 25-Oct-2011
This species is classed as NT (Near Threatened) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)