| Latin Name
| Conservation Status
|| South America
||60 - 70 cms (24 - 28 inches)
||Approx. 30 cms (12 inches)
||5 - 8 Kgs (11 - 18 lbs)
| Life Expectancy
Up to 11 Yrs (in Captivity)
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).
Crab-Eating Foxes can be found in the open woodlands and grasslands of South America.
Crab-Eating Foxes are omnivores and they mainly feed on crabs, fish, reptiles, birds, rodents, insects, eggs and fruit.
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.
Humans are predators of Crab-Eating Foxes.
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.
Crab-Eating Foxes are also known as: