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Oriental small-clawed otter +

Aonyx cinerea

Themenwelt: Gondwanaland
  • Oriental small-clawed otter
  • Oriental small-clawed otter
  • Oriental small-clawed otter
  • Oriental small-clawed otter
  • Oriental small-clawed otter

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Like all otters, Oriental small-clawed otters are skillful swimmers and move well in water. Their strong tail is used as rudder and their hind legs as a drive. When hunting mussels, they skim the bottom of the water with their sensitive fingers and effortless crack the hard shells with their strong set of teeth. They live in family groups of up to 12 individuals. Status according to Red List: vulnerable

Classification:

Order predators, family martens, subfamily otters

Diet:

Mussels, snails, worms, crustaceans, and rarely fish

Habitat:

River embankments, lakes or ocean shores abundantly covered with vegetation as well as flooded rice fields

Reproduction:

Gestation time: around 62 days, 1–7 young; weight at birth 50–60 grams; sexual maturity at 1–2 years; maximum age: above 21 years

Status according to Red List/ distribution area

Status according to Red List:

IUCN web page

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