Asian Small-clawed Otter

Asian Small-clawed Otter

Little master of the water expanses

The pygmy Asian otter is the smallest species of otter in the world. It lives in pairs, but it has been recorded that it also lives in family groups of up to 12 individuals.
It is inhabited in parts of South and Southeast Asia.

Characteristics

Order:
Carnivora

Family:
Mustelidae

Scientific name:
Aonyx cinereus

Habitat:
Forest, grassy vegetation, swamps, ponds, rivers

Origin:
Asia

Current trend:
Decrease

Number of individuals in the world:
Unknown

Lifetime:
10-12 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

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