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Malabar Large-Spotted Civet

Malabar Large-Spotted Civet Range Map (India, S Asia)
Malabar Large-Spotted Civet Range Map
(India, S Asia)

Latin Name Viverra civettina
Conservation Status Critically Endangered
Location India, South Asia
Colour Grey & Black
Length 76 - 85 cms (30 - 33.5 inches)
Tail 33 - 40 cms (13 - 16 inches)
Weight 8 - 9 Kgs (18 - 20 lbs)
Life Expectancy


Main Characteristics

Malabar 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 8 and 9 kgs (18 - 20 lbs).

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


Malabar Large-Spotted Civets live in plantations and wooded areas in south Malabar, India. They are solitary and active at night.


Malabar Large-Spotted Civets mainly feed on small mammals, birds, snakes, frogs, fruit and eggs.


Little in known about reproduction in Malabar Large-Spotted Civets.


Humans are predators of Malabar Large-Spotted Civets.


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

Interesting Facts

Malabar Large-Spotted Civets are also known as:
Malabar Civet

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


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