Ecology of Aonyx cinerea
Main Ref. Rice, D.W., 1998
Remarks Inhabits mangroves, rivers and floodplains. Nocturnal and crepuscular; found singly or in groups of up to fifteen individuals. Feeds on a variety of prey including crabs, fish, snakes, and insects; although mudflat crabs is a year-round staple in their diet (Ref. 79550).

Aquatic zones / Water bodies

Marine - Neritic Marine - Oceanic Brackishwater Freshwater
Marine zones / Brackish and freshwater bodies
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Aonyx cinerea may be found.


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Ref. Rice, D.W., 1998
Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type
Feeding type Ref.
Feeding habit
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Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method original sample unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.55 0.62 Troph of juv./adults.
From individual food items 3.87 0.70 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref. Kruuk, H., B. Kanchanasaka, S. O'Sullivan and S. Wanghongsa, 1994
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sorongon-Yap, Patricia on 10.18.06
Modified by Sorongon-Yap, Patricia on 10.28.08
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