Marsh mongoose (Atilax paludinosus)

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Marsh mongoose standing in water
IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern LEAST
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  • Marsh mongooses spend a lot of their time in or near water in search of food
  • Marsh mongooses can swim well, using the tail as a rudder
  • A solitary species, marsh mongooses usually only meet during the breeding season
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Marsh mongoose description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderCarnivora
FamilyHerpestidae
GenusAtilax (1)

Information on the marsh mongoose (Atilax paludinosus) is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

Also known as
water mongoose.
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Marsh mongoose status

The marsh 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 (July, 2012)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
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