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Macaca fascicularis


Macaca fascicularis

Family Name: Cercopithecidae
Taxonomic Group: Vertebrates (Mammal)
Common Name: Long-tailed Macaque, Crab-eating Macaque


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Size 45.5 cm
Description Upper parts of body is olive brown, underparts paler. Greyish on the face with distinctive white eyelid.

Ecology, Habitat & Location

Ecological Notes Active both day and night. Feeds on plants and animals. Mainly arboreal but they also forage on the ground. Usually lives in a big troop.
Habitats Forest, Parks & Gardens, Terrestrial, Urban
Distribution Found in forest and adjacent parkland. Sometimes, appearing in urban buildings too. In Singapore, occurs in the Central Nature Reserves, Western Catchment Area, Bukit Batok Nature Park, Sentosa, the Sisters' Islands, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Pulau Ubin and Pulau Tekong. Distributed in Malaysia and Thailand.
Nature Reserves Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Central Catchment Nature Reserve, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Nature Areas Pulau Ubin


Species Status Native
Conservation Status Common
Singapore Red Data Book Status Not Threatened [2008]




References Baker, N. & Lim, K. 2008. Wild animals of Singapore. Singapore: Draco Publishing and Distribution Pte Ltd. 180pp


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Species record last updated on: 29 January 2024.