Congo clawless otter

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Congo clawless otter
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Mustelidae
Genus: Aonyx
A. capensis
Binomial name
Aonyx capensis
Lönnberg, 1910
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Congo clawless otter range

The Congo clawless otter (Aonyx congicus) is a type of otter. It is also called the Cameroon clawless otter.[2][3][4]

The Congo clawless otter is found in Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Burundi, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Rwanda, or Uganda. It lives in different habitats such as subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical mangrove forest, subtropical or tropical swamps, subtropical or tropical moist montane forest, subtropical or tropical moist shrubland, rivers, intermittent rivers, swamps, freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, freshwater spring, river deltas, saltwater lakes, saltwater marshes, rocky shores, sandy shores, estuary, intertidal flats, intertidal marshes, coastal saltwater lagoons, coastal freshwater lagoons, ponds, canals and ditches. It is threatened by habitat loss.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Jacques, H.; Reed-Smith, J.; Davenport, C.; Somers, M.J. (2015). "Aonyx congicus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2015: e.T1794A14164772. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-2.RLTS.T1794A14164772.en. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Group, Lisa Davenport (IUCN SSC Otter Specialist; University), Duke; Project), Janice Reed-Smith (African Otter Outreach; Jacques, Helene; Pretoria), Michael Somers (University of (2014-01-17). "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: Aonyx congicus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 2020-09-11.
  3. "Congo Clawless Otter (Aonyx congicus)". IUCN Otter Specialist Group. Retrieved 2020-09-11.
  4. "Aonyx congicus Species Account". American Society of Mammalogists. Retrieved 2020-09-11.