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Asian Small-clawed Otter

Asian Small-clawed Otter

Scientific name: Aonyx cinerea

Average lifespan

Up to 16 years


Up to 1.3 m


Indo-west Pacific

Did you know?

Asian small-clawed otters have the ability to close their nostrils and ears to block water from rush in while swimming.

To keep themselves warm when swimming, asian small-clawed otters are coated densely with double layers of fur.

Asian small-clawed otters use their strong hind legs to propel in the water and strong tail to steer the direction when swimming.