Asian small-clawed otter

species of mammal

The Asian small-clawed otter (Aonyx cinereus) is a type of otter. It is also called the oriental small-clawed otter or simply small-clawed otter. It is native to South and Southeast Asia. It is the smallest type of otter in the world. It is also the smallest type of otter in Asia. It eats molluscs, crabs and other small aquatic animals.[2][3][4]

Asian small-clawed otter
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Mustelidae
Subfamily: Lutrinae
Genus: Aonyx
Rafinesque, 1832
Species:
A. cinereus
Binomial name
Aonyx cinereus
(Illiger, 1815)
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Asian small-clawed otter range
Synonyms

Amblonyx cinereus
Aonyx cinerea

The Asian small-clawed otter lives in mangrove swamps and freshwater wetlands in South and Southeast Asia. It is threatened by habitat loss, pollution, and hunting in some places. It is a vulnerable species.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Wright, L., de Silva, P., Chan, B. & Reza Lubis, I. (2015). "Aonyx cinereus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2015: e.T44166A21939068. Retrieved 29 October 2018.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Chan, Bosco Pui Lok; Group), Lesley Wright (IUCN/SSC Otter Specialist; Group), Padma Kumari de Silva (Otter Specialist; Indonesia), Irwansyah Reza Lubis (Wetland International- (2014-06-01). "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: Aonyx cinereus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 2020-09-11.
  3. "Aonyx cinereus Species Account". American Society of Mammalogists. Retrieved 2020-09-11.
  4. Foster-Turley, Pat; Engfer, Susan (2007-12-18). "The Species Survival Plan for the Asian small-clawed otter Aonyx cinerea". International Zoo Yearbook. 27 (1): 79–84. doi:10.1111/j.1748-1090.1988.tb03199.x.