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Aonyx

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Asian Small-clawed otters
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Oriental small-clawed otter (Aonyx cinerea)


Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Family:Mustelidae
Subfamily:Lutrinae
Genus:Aonyx

The Aonyx are the Asian small-clawed otters. They are the smallest otters in the world. They feed on mollusks, crabs and other small aquatic animals. These otters are found in mangrove swamps and in freshwater wetlands. Asian small-clawed otters are found in Indonesia, Southern China, Southern India, the Philippines and Southeast Asia.

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Smimming oriental small-clawed otter
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