| Latin Name
| Conservation Status
|| South East Asia
||57.5 - 67.5 cms (22.6 - 26.6 inches)
||13 - 20.5 cms (5 - 8 inches)
||3 - 5 kgs (6.6 - 11 lbs)
| Life Expectancy
Otter Civets have a body length between 57.5 and 67.5 cms (22.6 - 26.6 inches), a tail length between 13 and 20.5 cms (5 - 8 inches) and they weigh between 3 and 5 kgs (6.6 - 11 lbs).
Their fur is agouti - pale at the base and dark at the tip - with grey hairs intermingled, giving them a frosted appearance and they have very long, numerous whiskers.
They are well adapted for their semi-aquatic lifestyle, with their nose and ears being able to completely close.
Otter Civets can be found near rivers and swampy areas of the Thai-Malay Peninsula and on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra.
Otter Civets feed on fish, crayfish, mollusks small mammals and birds.
Subspecies of the Otter Civet are:
Cynogale bennettii bennettii
Cynogale bennettii lowei
Otter Civets are also known as:
Large Indian Civet
Small Indian Civet
Malabar Large-Spotted Civet