Description

Fishing Cat Female Skull measures 4.7 inches. Fishing Cat Female Skull is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. EFBC Specimen. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.

The Fishing cat or Prionailurus viverrinus is a medium-sized wild cat of South and Southeast Asia. Since 2016, it is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List. Fishing cat populations are threatened by destruction of wetlands and have declined severely over the last decade.

The fishing cat lives foremost in the vicinity of wetlands, along rivers, streams, oxbow lakes, in swamps, and mangroves.

The Fishing cat or Prionailurus viverrinus is the largest of the Prionailurus cats. Its coarse fur is olive-grey to ashy-grey with darker stripes on the shoulder and roundish or oval-shaped spots on the flanks and sides.

The short and rounded ears are set low on the head, and the back of the ears have a white spot. Two stripes are on the cheeks, and four stripes run from above the eyes between the ears to the shoulder.

The fishing cat or Prionailurus viverrinus underside is white, and around the throat are two rows of spots. The tail is short, less than half the length of head and body, spotted at the base and with a few black rings at the end. The underside fur is longer and often overlaid with spots.

The species is the largest of the Prionailurus cats. It is about twice the size of a domestic cat and stocky and muscular with medium to short legs. The fishing cat or Prionailurus viverrinus head to body length ranges from 22 to 31 in., with a tail of 7.9 to 11.8 in.

Female fishing cats range in weight from 11 to 15 lb., and males from 19 to 35 lb. Its skull is elongated, with a basal length of 4.8 to 6.0 in.

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Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 4.7 in
Fishing Cat Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Felidae
Subfamily: Felinae
Genus: Prionailurus
Species: P. viverrinus
Binomial name: Prionailurus viverrinus
Conservation status: Vulnerable