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Congo Clawless Otter

Congo Clawless Otter Range Map (Africa)
Congo Clawless Otter Range Map (Africa)
Attribution: IUCN, species assessors & spatial data authors

Latin Name Aonyx congicus
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location Africa
Colour Brown
Length 73 - 95 cms (29 - 37 inches)
Tail 41 - 67 cms (16 - 26 inches)
Weight 10 - 16 Kgs (22 - 35 lbs)
Life Expectancy

- Yrs

Main Characteristics

Congo 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).


Congo Clawless Otters can be found in the small swamps, streams and ponds of the dense rainforests in the Congo Basin, Africa.


Congo Clawless Otters feed on fish, frogs, crabs, mollusks and other small vertebrates and invertebrates.



Predators of the Congo Clawless Otter include leopards, crocodiles, large birds of prey and pythons.


There are no subspecies of the Congo Clawless Otter.

Interesting Facts

The Congo Clawless Otter is also known as:
Cameroon Clawless Otter
Zaire Clawless Otter
Small-Clawed Otter
Small-toothed Clawless Otter

The Congo Clawless Otter was originally described as, and is sometimes still included as, a subspecies of the African Clawless Otter

Similar Animals

African Clawless Otter
Smooth-Coated Otter
Spotted-Necked Otter
Oriental Small-Clawed Otter
European Otter
Hairy-Nosed Otter
Giant Otter
Sea Otter

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