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Amblonyx cinereus (Asian Short Clawed Otter) is a species of mammals in the family Mustelidae. They are listed as vulnerable by IUCN. They are found in the palearctic and the indo-malayan realm. They are nocturnal carnivores. Individuals are known to live for 121 months and can grow to 516.47 mm. They rely on drag powered swimming and running to move around.

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  • URI: https://eol.org/schema/terms/drag_based_swimming
  • Definition: Drag swimmers use a cyclic motion where they push water back in a power stroke, and return their limb forward in the return or recovery stroke. When they push water directly backwards, this moves their body forward, but as they return their limbs to the starting position, they push water forward, which will thus pull them back to some degree, and so opposes the direction that the body is heading. This opposing force is called drag. The return-stroke drag causes drag swimmers to employ different strategies than lift swimmers. Reducing drag on the return stroke is essential for optimizing efficiency.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Asian short-clawed otter. View this species on GBIF