Body length: 80cm (Kruuk 2006)
Weight: Less than 3.5kg (Kruuk 2006)
Color: Dark brown with white throat and sides of mouth (Kruuk 2006)
Feet: Fully webbed feet with small claws and small circular scent glands on the middle pads of the inner toes (Kruuk 2006)
Lifespan: ~15 years in captivity (Lariviere 3).
Range: Throughout Southeast Asia, southern India, southern China, Malaysia, Indonesia, and into the Philippines. (Kruuk 2006)
Habitat: Rivers, streams, rice paddies, marshes, costal areas, and mangroves (Kruuk 2006).
Behavior/ Social Structure: Live in social groups of 5-15 otters. Groups most likely made up of one female with offspring of one or more years. Do not appear to hunt cooperatively. (Kruuk 2006)
Communication: Scent mark with spraints (Kruuk 2006).
Diet: Crabs and other invertebrates (Kruuk 2006)
Reproduction: Can have up to 7 cubs in one litter. (Kruuk 2006)
Predators: Mostly humans (Lariviere 3)
Conservation Status: Listed as CITES Appendix II. ICUN listed as Vulnerable with a need to control fur poaching in order to maintain and increase populations. Also, more research is needed to monitor populations is needed (ICUN 2011).