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Crab-eating Fox

Cerdocyon thous


The crab-eating fox (Cerdocyon thous), is a medium-sized canid endemic to the central part of South America. This is a juvenile.


The crab-eating fox is found in savannas, woodlands subtropical forests, prickly, shrubby thickets and tropical savannas such as the caatinga, plains, and campo from Colombia and southern Venezuela to Paraguay, Uruguay and Northern Argentina.


The crab-eating fox searches for crabs on muddy floodplains during the wet season giving this animal its common name. It is an opportunist and an omnivore preferring insects or meat from rodents and birds when available. Other foods readily consumed include turtle eggs, tortoises, fruit, eggs, crustaceans, insects, lizards, crabs and carrion. Spotted at the wonderful Fazenda Barranco Alto.

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Luísa Mota
Luísa Mota 7 years ago

Beautiful shot!

RiekoS 8 years ago


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Aquidauana, MS, Brazil

Spotted on Apr 13, 2013
Submitted on Apr 13, 2013


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