Fishing Cat

  • Fishing Cat
Photo Credits Mendis Wickramasinghe

The fishing cat is a wild cat found in South and Southeast Asia. The species is quite fond of water and live in its vicinity, frequently wading in to catch fish, thus the moniker 'fishing' cat.

Scientific Classification

Prionailurus viverrinus
  • Scientific Name :
  • Prionailurus viverrinus
Animals
  • Kingdom :
  • Animals
Mammalia
  • Class :
  • Mammalia
Carnivora
  • Order :
  • Carnivora
Felidae
  • Family :
  • Felidae
Prionailurus
  • Genus :
  • Prionailurus
Viverrinus
  • Species :
  • Viverrinus

Quick Facts

6.5 to 12 KG
  • Weight:
  • 6.5 to 12 KG
Head and body: 66-76 cm; Tail: 25-30 cm
  • Size:
  • Head and body: 66-76 cm; Tail: 25-30 cm
Carnivore
  • Diet:
  • Carnivore
Bangladesh,Cambodia,India,Myanmar,Nepal,Pakistan,Sri Lanka,Thailand
  • Locations:
  • Bangladesh,Cambodia,India,Myanmar,Nepal,Pakistan,Sri Lanka,Thailand
Decreasing
  • Population Trend:
  • Decreasing
Vulnerable
  • Conservation Status:
  • Vulnerable