Color: red-brown to brown-gray; rare colors: white, beige, light brown Body length: up to approx. 65 cm Body weight: 8 to 10 kg on average Special features: red-orange incisors, round scale-covered, barely hairy tail, webbed between the first four (of five) toes of the hind limbs
Original habitat: South America Current habitat: South America, Eurasia and North America In Germany: occurring in all federal states
on lakes, rivers, ponds, swamps, streams
stems, leaves, grasses, roots of aquatic plants and root crops; but also snails, worms and freshwater mussels.