Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/54519

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Family:Procyonidae
Genus:Procyon
Genus species:Procyon cancrivorus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:55-76 cm
Weight:3-7 kg
Identification:The crab-eating raccoon is yellowish-red to brown to grayish-brown. It has paler undersides, a black mask, and tail rings.
Habitat:Marshes, jungles
Diet:Omnivore: frogs, toads, crabs, shrimp, eggs, fruit, seeds
Reproduction:Two to five young are born during July or August.
Crab-eating raccoons are solitary animals.
Behavior:Late evening is the most active time for crab-eating raccoons.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Crab-eating raccoons are excellent climbers. Crabs make up only a minor part of their diet.

Other Information

Geographic:Southern North America
Northern South America
Central South America
Date:1958-1988 Subjects:raccoon
Crab-eating raccoon
Raccoons
Procyon
Procyonidae
Carnivora
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata