- a chiefly aquatic insectivore, Potamogale velox, of western Africa, that resembles an otter, having sleek, brown fur and a flattened tail.
Also called potamogale.
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Its aquatic habits have in some districts caused it to be known as Otter-Shrew.Animal Life of the British Isles
- any small otter-like amphibious mammal, esp Potamogale velox, of the family Potamogalidae of W and central Africa: order Insectivora (insectivores)
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