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Asian small-clawed otter
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Genus:
Aonyx
Species:
cinereus
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Asian small-clawed otter range
Synonyms

Amblonyx cinereus
Aonyx cinerea

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.

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.

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