Crab-eating mongoose (Herpestes urva)

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Crab-eating mongoose
IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern LEAST
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  • Living up to its name, the crab-eating mongoose predates crabs, but will also feed on fish, frogs, molluscs, insects and crayfish.
  • The crab-eating mongoose is semi-aquatic and a very good swimmer.
  • The range of the crab-eating mongoose stretches from southern China to Malaysia.
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Crab-eating mongoose description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderCarnivora
FamilyHerpestidae
GenusHerpestes (1)

Information on the crab-eating mongoose (Herpestes urva) is being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

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Crab-eating mongoose status

The crab-eating mongoose is classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).

IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (April, 2012)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
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Crab-eating mongoose

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