Asian Small-clawed Otter

Aonyx cinerea

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The Asian small-clawed otter is the smallest of all otter species, and is classified under the clawless genus despite having small, blunt, peg-like claws and partial webbing between the toes. Unlike most otter species, small-clawed otters do not catch prey with their mouths but use their flexible fingers instead, grabbing their food with their hands. 

Asian small-clawed otters can be found in loose family groups of up to 12 individuals. Territories are marked with urine, droppings, and secretions from their anal glands. Males and females generally pair for life, giving birth to two litters of young per year. Both parents assist in rearing the young.


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