| Latin Name
| Conservation Status
|| South Asia
||43 - 53 cm (17 - 20.8 inches)
||30 - 32 cm (11.8 - 12.6 inches)
||1.3 - 2.7 Kgs (2.9 - 6 lbs)
| Life Expectancy
Stripe-Necked Mongoose are the largest mongoose species in Asia. They have a body length between 43 and 53 cms (17 - 20.8 inches), a tail length between 30 and 32 cms (11.8 - 12.6 inches) and they weigh between 1.3 and 2.7 kgs (2.9 - 6 lbs). They have a stout build and short legs.
They are brown to grizzled grey in colour and they have a black stripe on both sides of their neck. Their tail is mainly black with grey colouration at the base.
Stripe-Necked Mongoose can be found in forested areas of southern India and Sri Lanka. They prefer areas close to a water source.
Stripe-Necked Mongoose feed on rodents, frogs, crabs, hares, birds and reptiles.
Subspecies of the Stripe-Necked Mongoose include:
Herpestes vitticollis inornatus
Herpestes vitticollis vitticollis
Stripe-Necked Mongoose are also known as:
Little is known about the behaviour of the Stripe-Necked Mongoose.
Indian Brown Mongoose
Indian Grey Mongoose
Small Asian Mongoose