Main Characteristics: Crab-Eating Foxes have a body length between 60 and 70 cms (24 - 28 inches), a tail length of approximately 30 cms (12 inches) and they weigh 5 - 8 kgs (11 - 18 lbs).
Habitat: Crab-Eating Foxes can be found in the open woodlands and grasslands of South America.
Diet: Crab-Eating Foxes are omnivores and they mainly feed on crabs, fish, reptiles, birds, rodents, insects, eggs and fruit.
Breeding: After a gestation period of 52 - 59 days, Crab-Eating Foxes give birth to 2 - 6 cubs. They are weaned at 3 months old and reach sexual maturity at 9 months old.
Predators: Humans are predators of Crab-Eating Foxes.
Subspecies: Subspecies of the Crab-Eating Fox include: Cerdocyon thous thous - Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana & North Brazil. Cerdocyon thous azarae - North Brazil. Cerdocyon thous entrerianus - Brazil, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay & Argentina. Cerdocyon thous aquilus - North Venezuela & Colombia. Cerdocyon thous germanus - Colombia.
|Latin Name||Cerdocyon thous|
|Conservation Status||Least Concern|
|Length||60 - 70 cms (24 - 28 inches)|
|Tail||Approx. 30 cms (12 inches)|
|Weight||5 - 8 Kgs (11 - 18 lbs)|
Up to 15 Yrs (in Captivity)