Crab-eating raccoon (Procyon cancrivorus)

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Crab-eating raccoon
IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern LEAST
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  • Crab-eating raccoons are omnivorous and nocturnal.
  • A little known species, the crab-eating raccoon is thought to be a solitary species.
  • The tail of the crab-eating raccoon makes up about 50% of its total length.
  • Crab-eating raccoons breed once a year between July and September.
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Crab-eating raccoon description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderCarnivora
FamilyProcyonidae
GenusProcyon (1)

Information on the crab-eating raccoon (Procyon cancrivorus) is being researched and written and will appear here shortly

Spanish
Cangrejera, Mapache Lavador, Mayuato.
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Crab-eating raccoon status

The crab-eating raccoon 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 (May, 2012)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
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