Oriental Small-clawed Otter (Aonyx cinereus)

​Date published: August 2016

Assessment Summary

The Technical Assessment Panel (TAP)  assessed the Oriental small-clawed otter (Aonyx cinereus) as being moderately dangerous to humans, having a low establishment risk with a moderate consequence of establishment.  

The revised risk assessment found that the Oriental small-clawed otter poses a moderate threat to Tasmania.  On this basis, the Oriental small-clawed otter is deemed suitable for import by a Wildlife Exhibition Licence holder that has appropriate facilities to securely house the species, and the wildlife exhibition facility can clearly demonstrate they have proficient keepers for that particular species.​​​​

Assessment Documentation

  Oriental Small-clawed 0tter Risk Assessment   (314Kb)

Wildlife Management Branch
134 Macquarie Street
GPO Box 44
Phone: 03 6165 4305
Fax: 03 6173 0253
Email: wildlife.reception@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

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