Asian Small-clawed Otter

Asian Small-clawed OtterPhoto by Joel Sartore

Scientific Name: Aonyx cinereus

This otter communicates with its family by using a vocabulary of at least 12 calls, including greeting, mating and alarm calls.
  • Size: Weight: 6 to 12 pounds
  • Diet: Crabs and other crustaceans, mollusks and frogs
  • Habitat: Wetland systems that have pools and stagnant water
  • Range in the Wild: India, eastward through Southeast Asia up to Palawan and Taiwan and Southern China

Conservation Status


Listed as Vulnerable. Major threat is habitat loss.

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