Asian Small-Clawed Otter

From Japari Library, the Kemono Friends Wiki
Revision as of 23:29, 3 November 2017 by Talon (talk | contribs)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Asian Small-Clawed Otter


Character Data
Also known as: Small-Clawed Otter, Otter, Oriental Small-Clawed Otter
Japanese Name: コツメカワウソ
Romanised Name: Kotsume Kawauso
First Featured in: Kemono Friends (2015 Game)
Asian Small-Clawed Otter's Merchandise
Animal Data
Scientific Name: Aonyx cinereus
Distribution: Southeast Asia
Diet: Piscivore
Average Lifespan in the Wild: 11-16 years
Read More: Asian Small-Clawed Otter
Conservation Status: Status iucn3.1 VU.svg.png
Asian Small-Clawed Otter Anime Season 2 Festival​ (Costume)​ Pavilion​ (Gen 2)​ KF3​ (V2)​ Nexon Game Gallery

Asian Small-Clawed Otter is a Friend that first appeared in the 2015 Nexon Mobile Game and in the anime.


Otter has short light gray hair that lightens to white on the bangs. Her ears are small and slightly pointed, and she has dark grey eyes. She wears a typical one piece swim suit that has a frilled waist, white on the chest and belly but generally gray. She has long finger-less gloves that come up past her elbow. Her tail closely resembles the actual tail of an otter. Finally, she wears long thigh-high socks along her legs.

In Real Life

An Asian Small-Clawed Otter after taking a swim.

Living in groups of up to 15 to 20 individuals, Asian Small-Clawed Otters are very vocal and have a vocabulary with at least 12 different vocalizations. These are used for summons, greetings, threats and alarms. In addition, there are multiple forms of delivery: visual, chemical or tactile. Otters use scent markings as well, emitting a musky smell to mark their territory.

Despite being social and living in large groups, otters hunt for themselves, not the entire group. In the wild, otters commonly eat mollusks and crustaceans but their diet also includes : fish, insects, frogs and reptiles. They use their fore-paws to search for food as they have incomplete webbing between the toes. Their sensitive pads let them detect food underwater.