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Large-Spotted Civet

Large-Spotted Civet Range Map (S & S E Asia)
Large-Spotted Civet Range Map (S & S E Asia)

Latin Name Viverra megaspila
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location S & S E Asia
Colour Grey & Black
Length 76 - 85 cms (30 - 33.5 inches)
Tail 33 - 40 cms (13 - 16 inches)
Weight 6.5 - 8 Kgs (14.3 - 17.6 lbs)
Life Expectancy


Main Characteristics

Large-Spotted Civets have a body length between 76 and 85 cms (30 - 33.5 inches), a tail length between 33 and 40 cms (13 - 16 inches) and they weigh between 6.5 and 8 kgs (14.3 - 17.6 lbs).

They are grey in colour with large black spots and their tail is banded with black and has a black tip.


Large-Spotted Civets can be found in the lowland forests of south and south east Asia. They are solitary and active at night.


Large-Spotted Civets feed on small mammals and some vegetation.


Little is known about reproduction in Large-Spotted Civets.


There are no known subspecies of the Large-Spotted Civet.


Humans are predators of Large-Spotted Civets.

Interesting Facts

Similar Animals

Malayan Civet
Otter Civet
Large Indian Civet
Small Indian Civet
Malabar Large-Spotted Civet


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