Asian small-clawed otter is the smallest, of the 13 different species of otter found in the world.
They have brown fur on top and are pale grey underneath with a layer of guard fur over a fine undercoat to keep them warm when in water.
The webbing on their paws is incomplete and their claws do not go past the fingertips. This allows for greater dexterity, as they catch a lot of food with their hands, where other species catch prey with their mouths.
Asian small-clawed otters live in social groups, with their extended family, that can consist of up to 12 individuals. They are very social animals that can often be seeing playing in the water an on-mud banks. They are very vocal, having 12 vocalisations recognised.
Size: They have slender streamlined bodies for slicing gracefully through the water and short legs. Their tail is 1/3 the length of the body. They can weigh from 1 to 5kg