Crab-eating macaque (Macaca fascicularis)
|Also known as:||Cynomolgus monkey, long-tailed macaque|
|French:||Macaque Crabier, Macaque De Buffon|
- Male crab-eating macaques have moustaches, while females have beards.
- Crab-eating macaques are also called long-tailed macaques, due to their exceedingly long tails.
- Infant crab-eating macaques are born black, and change colour as they mature.
- With broad diets, crab-eating macaques mainly eat fruit, but also feed on items such as insects, bird eggs and as their name suggest, crabs.
Classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1) and listed on Appendix II of CITES (2). Subspecies: Dark-crowned long-tailed macaque, Macaca fascicularis atriceps, the Burmese long-tailed macaque, M. f. aureus, the Simeulue long-tailed macaque, M. f. fuscus, the Kemujan long-tailed macaque, M. f. karimondjawae, the Lasia long-tailed macaque, M. f. lasiae, and the Maratua long-tailed macaque, M. f. tua, are classified as Data Deficient (DD), the Con Song long-tailed macaque, M. f. condorensis, and the Nicobar long-tailed macaque, M. f. umbrosa, are classified as Vulnerable (VU), the long-tailed macaque, M. f. fascicularis is classified as Least Concern (LC) and the Philippine long-tailed macaque, M. f. philippensis, is classified as Near Threatened (NT) on the IUCN Red List (1).
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- Subspecies: a population usually restricted to a geographical area that differs from other populations of the same species, but not to the extent of being classified as a separate species.