Photographer: Derek Keats
Spotted-Necked Otter Range Map (Africa)
62 - 72 cms (24 - 28 inches)
33 - 45 cms (13 - 18 inches)
4 - 6.5 Kgs (8.8 - 14 lbs)
20 Yrs (in Captivity)
Spotted-Necked Otters have a body length between 62 and 72 cms (24 - 28 inches), a tail length between 33 and 45 cms (13 - 18 inches) and they weigh between 4 and 6.5 kgs (8.8 - 14 lbs).
Spotted-Necked Otters are found in aquatic areas of central and southern Africa.
Spotted-Necked Otters mainly feed on fish but they also eat
, crabs, molluscs,
insects and larvae.
of approximately 2 months, Spotted-Necked Otters give birth to 2 - 3 cubs. They reach sexual maturity at 2 years of age.
of Spotted-Necked Otters.
There are no known
of the Spotted-Necked Otter.
The Spotted-Necked Otter is also known as:
Numbers of the Spotted-Necked Otter are in decline due to habitat destruction, pollution and hunting.
African Clawless Otter
Congo Clawless Otter
Oriental Small-Clawed Otter
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