Small-spotted genet

Small-spotted genet

Order : Carnivora
Family : Viverridae
Subfamily : Viverrinae
Species : Genetta genetta


Keywords: nocturnal , black , tail , retractable claw , red , white

The Common genet, small-spotted genet is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Some facts about the
Small-spotted genet

Adult weight : 1.867 kg (4.1074 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 23 years

Female maturity :1479 days

Gestation : 78 days

Weaning : 62 days

Litter size : 2

Litters per year : 2

Interval between litters : 182 days

Weight at birth : 0.078 kg (0.1716 lbs)

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Facts about the small-spotted genet

When frightened or excited, small spotted genets are able to erect a mane of hair along their neck and back.

De genetkat (Genetta genetta) is een sluipkat die voorkomt in (Wiki)

The small spotted genet is native to north Africa excluding the Sahara, central-eastern Africa, and south-western Africa, but has spread to Europe, where like ferrets, they were kept since the middle ages as pets to catch rodents. (Full text)

Small spotted genets are found from North Africa (except the Sahara), central-eastern Africa, and southwestern Africa. (Full text)

Mammals Information: The Small-Spotted-Genet is slightly smaller than the Large-Spotted Genet, and the markings are more distinct black and white and without a rusty tinge. (Full text)

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