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The Asian small-clawed otter (Aonyx cinereasyn.Amblonyx cinereus), also known as the oriental small-clawed otter or simply small-clawed otter, is a semiaquaticmammal native to South and Southeast Asia. It is a member of the otter subfamily (Lutrinae) of the weasel family (Mustelidae), and is the smallest otter species in the world. Its paws are a distinctive feature; its claws do not extend beyond the fleshy end pads of its partially webbed fingers and toes. This gives it a high degree of manual dexterity so that it can use its paws to feed on molluscs, crabs and other small aquatic animals.