Small-Clawed Otter (Aonyx Cinerea)

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The Oriental Small-clawed Otter also known as Asian Small-clawed Otter is the smallest otter in the world.
The Oriental Small-clawed Otter is found in mangrove swamps and freshwater wetlands of Bangladesh, southern India, China, Taiwan, Indochina, Peninsular Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines, preferring to live near water.
The full grown otters measure approximately 0.9m from nose to tail tip, and can weigh up to 5kg.They feed on fish, frogs, crabs, crayfish and shellfish.
These otters are especially distinct for their forepaws, as the claws do not extend above the fleshy end pads of their toes and fingers. These attributes give them human-like proficiency and coordination to the point which they can use their paws to feed on mollusks, crabs and other small aquatic animals.
The Oriental Small-clawed Otter lives in extended family groups with only the alpha pair breeding and previous offspring helping to raise the young.

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  1. theresa.brent 94 months ago | reply

    Oh man ...... what a superb capture Edgar!

  2. vdbann 94 months ago | reply

    Very nice picture.

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  3. *mia~lewis* 94 months ago | reply

    Fabulous shot!
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    Congratulations!

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  5. Jan2eke 94 months ago | reply

    Wat een schattig plaatje! Mooi hoe dat bruin van de ogen zo prachtig overeenkomt met de kleur van de vacht!

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  6. V. Mason 94 months ago | reply

    This is such a beautiful shot!! Congrats on Photo of the day!!

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  7. Dan Sutton 94 months ago | reply

    Awesome shot!!
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  8. Christine Lebrasseur 94 months ago | reply

    Félicitations :)

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  9. Lookatit (Bob) 94 months ago | reply

    Wat een snoetje! Enig zoals die je aankijkt!
    Je weet ze wel te maken, Edgar. Heel leuke foto!
    Vooral in origineel heel mooi!

  10. Photochiel 94 months ago | reply

    Ha!! Mooi beest en een mooie plaat!

  11. cooliz13 87 months ago | reply

    That pic. is soooo cute!
    I love it!

  12. norabudai 86 months ago | reply

    lovely!
    My address is Otter str. 23..:)

  13. amyfish0905 80 months ago | reply

    Great shot - so cute =D

  14. sgbaughn 78 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called LMN8R, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  15. kawausosu.com 76 months ago | reply

    It has ω shaped mouth.

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  17. charbar2009 17 months ago | reply

    Beautiful portrait!

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