| Latin Name
| Conservation Status
||73 - 95 cms (29 - 37 inches)
||41 - 67 cms (16 - 26 inches)
||10 - 16 Kgs (22 - 35 lbs)
| Life Expectancy
Up to 11 Yrs (in Captivity)
African Clawless Otters have a body length between 73 and 95 cms (29 - 37 inches), a tail length between 41 and 67 cms (16 - 26 inches) and they weigh between 10 and 16 kgs (22 - 35 lbs). They are brown in colour with thick, smooth fur.
African Clawless Otters live in a variety of habitats in Africa.
African Clawless Otters mainly feed on fish, frogs, crabs and worms.
After a gestation period of approximately 63 days, African Clawless Otters give birth to a litter of 2 - 3 young. They are weaned at 45 - 60 days and are fully mature at a year old.
Predators of the African Clawless Otter include pythons, crocodiles and fish eagles.
Subspecies of the African Clawless Otter include:
Aonyx capensis capensis
Aonyx capensis hindei
Aonyx capensis meneleki
The African Clawless Otter is also known as:
Cape Clawless Otter
African Clawless Otters are the second largest species of freshwater otter.
Congo Clawless Otter
Oriental Small-Clawed Otter