Aonyx cinerea (Illiger, 1815)
Oriental small-clawed otter
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Family:  Mustelidae (mustelids)
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Environment:  pelagic; marine
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Aonyx cinerea concolor: northern India, Yunnan, and Myanmar; Aonyx cinerea cinerea: Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Malay Peninsula, Singapore, Kepulauan Riau, Kepulauan Lingga, Sumatra, Java, Karimunjawa, Borneo, Pulau Laut, Palawan; Aonyx cinerea nirnai: southern India (Ref. 1522).
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Biology:  Inhabits mangroves, rivers and floodplains. Nocturnal and crepuscular; found singly or in groups of up to fifteen individuals. Feeds on a variety of prey including crabs, fish, snakes, and insects; although mudflat crabs is a year-round staple in their diet (Ref. 79550). Inhabits mangroves, rivers and floodplains. Nocturnal and crepuscular; found singly or in groups of up to fifteen individuals. Feeds on a variety of prey including crabs, fish, snakes, and insects; although mudflat crabs is a year-round staple in their diet (Ref. 79550).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 01 June 2014 (A2acde) Ref. 123251)
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Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 11.12.05
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 28.10.08

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