Aquatic Genet

Interesting Facts: Aquatic Genets are also known as: Congo Water Civet Fishing Genet Not much is known about the behaviour of the Aquatic Genet, but it is believed to be similar to other species of genet.

Main Characteristics: Aquatic Genets have a body length between 45 and 50 cms (17.7 - 19.7 inches), a tail length between 35 and 42 cms (13.7 - 16.5 inches) and they weigh approximately 1.5 kgs (3.3 lbs).

They have a long, slender body and short legs. They are reddish/brown in colour with a darker colouration on their legs, tail and ears.

Despite their name, they are not good swimmers and they are believed to be solitary.

Habitat: Aquatic Genets can be found in the rainforests in central Africa.

Diet: Aquatic Genets mainly feed on fish and other aquatic creatures, such as frogs.

Subspecies: There are no known subspecies of the Aquatic Genet.

Latin Name Genetta piscivora
Conservation Status Data Deficient
Location Africa
Colour Brown
Length 45 - 50 cms (17.7 - 19.7 inches)
Tail 35 - 42 cms (13.7 - 16.5 inches)
Weight 1.5 Kgs (3.3 lbs)
Life Expectancy


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