Although it can be found in much of south and southeast Asia, it is considered “Vulnerable” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) due to habitat loss.

The Asian Small-clawed Otter is considered crepuscular (active during dawn & dusk) and nocturnal (active at night) as they forage for food. Food items include a large variety of invertebrates such as crabs, insects, and snails but also may include fish, frogs and snakes.