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Water opossum

Chironectes minimus

Description:

The water opossum (Chironectes minimus), also locally known as the yapok, is a marsupial of the family Didelphidae. It is the only member of its genus, Chironectes. This semiaquatic creature is found in and near the freshwater streams and lakes

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11 Comments

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 5 years ago

Congratulations on the Spotting of the Week Levi!!

The MnMs
The MnMs 5 years ago

Really cute!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 5 years ago

Fantástico, Levi. Parabéns pelo SOTW, é mais do que merecido.

pippinincarnate68
pippinincarnate68 5 years ago

amazing!!!!! i love these guys!

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 5 years ago

Excellent spotting! I love the long whiskers it has. What a wonderful adaptation for searching the riverbed for prey!

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 years ago

Congrats Levi, this awesome Water Opossum has been selected as Spotting of the Week!

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AshleyT
AshleyT 5 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week again! The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 5 years ago

Nice! This is the only spotting on Project Noah of this species!

Fabiano Zacarias
Fabiano Zacarias 6 years ago

Belo flagrante!

AfriBats
AfriBats 7 years ago

Brilliant footage! It seems to have the front legs spread out in order to catch any potential prey item while it's moving around.

SC, Brazil

Spotted on Apr 3, 2013
Submitted on Oct 10, 2014

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