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Prionailurus viverrinus (Fishing Cat)

Synonyms: Felis viverrina; Prionailurus viverrinus rhizophoreus

Wikipedia Abstract

The fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus) is a medium-sized wild cat of South and Southeast Asia. In 2008, the IUCN classified the fishing cat as Endangered. Fishing cat populations are threatened by destruction of wetlands and declined severely over the last decade.Fishing cats live foremost in the vicinity of wetlands, along rivers, streams, oxbow lakes and mangrove swamps.The fishing cat is the state animal of West Bengal.
View Wikipedia Record: Prionailurus viverrinus

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
4
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
57
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 9.91
EDGE Score: 4.47

Attributes

Adult Weight [2]  23.48 lbs (10.65 kg)
Birth Weight [2]  170 grams
Diet [1]  Carnivore
Gestation [2]  72 days
Litter Size [2]  2
Maximum Longevity [2]  17 years
Water Biome [1]  Rivers and Streams, Coastal
Weaning [2]  6 months 2 days

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Brahmaputra Valley semi-evergreen forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Cardamom Mountains rain forests Cambodia, Thailand, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Central Indochina dry forests Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Chao Phraya freshwater swamp forests Thailand Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Chao Phraya lowland moist deciduous forests Thailand Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Chhota-Nagpur dry deciduous forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Chin Hills-Arakan Yoma montane forests Myanmar, India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Eastern highlands moist deciduous forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Eastern Himalayan broadleaf forests India, Nepal Indo-Malayan Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Eastern Java-Bali montane rain forests Indonesia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Eastern Java-Bali rain forests Indonesia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Goadavari-Krishna mangroves India Indo-Malayan Mangroves
Himalayan subtropical broadleaf forests India, Bhutan, Nepal Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Himalayan subtropical pine forests India, Bhutan, Nepal Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Coniferous Forests
Indochina mangroves Thailand, Cambodia, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Mangroves
Irrawaddy dry forests Myanmar Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Irrawaddy freshwater swamp forests Myanmar Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Irrawaddy moist deciduous forests Myanmar Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Kayah-Karen montane rain forests Myanmar, Thailand Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Khathiar-Gir dry deciduous forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Lower Gangetic Plains moist deciduous forests Bangladesh, India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Luang Prabang montane rain forests Laos, Thailand, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Meghalaya subtropical forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Mizoram-Manipur-Kachin rain forests Myanmar, India, Bangladesh Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Myanmar Coast mangroves India, Myanmar, Malaysia, Thailand Indo-Malayan Mangroves  
Myanmar coastal rain forests Myanmar, Bangladesh Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Narmada Valley dry deciduous forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Northeast India-Myanmar pine forests India, Myanmar Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Coniferous Forests
Northern Annamites rain forests Laos, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northern Indochina subtropical forests China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northern Khorat Plateau moist deciduous forests Laos, Thailand Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northern Thailand-Laos moist deciduous forests Laos, Thailand Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northern Triangle subtropical forests Myanmar Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northern Vietnam lowland rain forests Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests  
Orissa semi-evergreen forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Red River freshwater swamp forests Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
South China-Vietnam subtropical evergreen forests China, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Southeastern Indochina dry evergreen forests Viet Nam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Southern Annamites montane rain forests Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Southern Vietnam lowland dry forests Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Sri Lanka dry-zone dry evergreen forests Sri Lanka Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Sri Lanka lowland rain forests Sri Lanka Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Sri Lanka montane rain forests Sri Lanka Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Sumatran freshwater swamp forests Indonesia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Sumatran lowland rain forests Indonesia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Sumatran montane rain forests Indonesia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Sumatran peat swamp forests Indonesia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Sumatran tropical pine forests Indonesia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Coniferous Forests
Sunda Shelf mangroves Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei Indo-Malayan Mangroves
Sundarbans freshwater swamp forests Bangladesh, India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Sundarbans mangroves Bangladesh, India Indo-Malayan Mangroves
Tenasserim-South Thailand semi-evergreen rain forests Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Terai-Duar savanna and grasslands Bhutan, India, Nepal Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Tonle Sap freshwater swamp forests Cambodia, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Tonle Sap-Mekong peat swamp forests Cambodia, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Upper Gangetic Plains moist deciduous forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Western Java montane rain forests Indonesia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Western Java rain forests Indonesia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Yunnan Plateau subtropical evergreen forests China Palearctic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park II 421336 Myanmar  
Annaiwilundawa Tanks Sanctuary 3452 Sri Lanka      
Berbak National Park II 423927 Sumatra, Indonesia
Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve 123722 Viet Nam  
Doi Pha Chang Wildlife Sanctuary IV 144177 Thailand  
Dong Ampham National Biodiversity Conservation Area VI 496673 Laos  
Erawan National Park II 131204 Thailand
Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary IV 699629 Thailand  
Khao Chi On Non-hunting Area No or Non Hunting Area   Thailand      
Khao Laem Ya - Mu Ko Samet National Park Marine National Park II 31421 Thailand
Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary IV 182353 Thailand  
Khaoen Si Nakarin National Park II 459154 Thailand
Khlong Lan National Park II 104466 Thailand
Khlong Saeng Wildlife Sanctuary IV 243425 Thailand  
Mae Tuen Wildlife Sanctuary IV 307947 Thailand  
Mae Wong National Park II 221459 Thailand
Manas National Park II 135025 Assam, India
Namdapha National Park II   Arunachal Pradesh, India
Om Koi Wildlife Sanctuary IV 299357 Thailand  
Pang Sida National Park II 211956 Thailand
Phu Phan National Park II 176082 Thailand
Ranthambore National Park II 137162 Rajasthan, India
Royal Chitwan National Park II 292637 Nepal  
Sai Yok National Park II 235556 Thailand
Salawin National Park II 400497 Thailand
Sinharaja Forest Reserve IV 16201 Sri Lanka  
Thap Lan National Park II 550979 Thailand
Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary IV 918234 Thailand  
Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve VI 688326 Cambodia  
Ujung Kulon National Park II 313466 Java, Indonesia    
Way Kambas National Park II 306926 Sumatra, Indonesia
Wiang Kosai National Park II 108737 Thailand

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Himalaya Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan No
Indo-Burma Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam No
Sundaland Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand No
Western Ghats and Sri Lanka India, Sri Lanka No

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Ancylostoma ceylanicum <Unverified Name>[3]
Ctenocephalides felis felis[4]
Dipylidium caninum (cucumber tapeworm)[3]
Dirofilaria repens <Unverified Name>[3]
Hydatigera taeniaeformis[3]
Joyeuxiella gervaisi[3]
Opisthorchis viverrini (Southeast Asian liver fluke)[3]
Paragonimus compactus <Unverified Name>[3]
Physaloptera praeputialis <Unverified Name>[3]
Spirometra erinacei <Unverified Name>[3]
Spirometra erinacei-europaei <Unverified Name>[3]
Spirometra mansoni <Unverified Name>[3]
Spirometra mansonoides <Unverified Name>[3]
Spirometra ranarum <Unverified Name>[3]
Toxocara mystax <Unverified Name>[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Alexandria Zoological Park
Chiangmai Zoological Garden
Chicago Zoological Park
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Curraghs Wildlife Park
Dept. of National Zoological Gardens
Drayton Manor Park Zoo
Dusit (Bangkok) Zoological Park
Exmoor Zoological Park
Exotic Feline Breeding Compound Inc.
Freeport-McMoran Audubon SpecSurvl Ctr
Granby Zoo / Zoo de Granby
Hamilton Zoo
Happy Hollow Zoo
Howletts Wild Animal Park
Jackson Zoological Park
Jardim Zoologico / Lisbon Zoo
Jungle Cat World Wildlife Park Inc.
Khao Kheow Open Zoo
Le Parc des Felins
Leningrad Zoo - St. Petersburg
Melbourne Zoo
Mill Mountain Zoo
Mountain View Conservation & Breeding
Municipal Independent Org. Roev Ruchei
Nagoya Higashiyama Zoo
Nakhon Ratchasima Zool. Park
Newquay Zoo (Cornwall Animal World)
Novosibirsk Zoological Park
Oklahoma City Zoological Park
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Osaka Municipal Tennoji Zool. Gdns.
Parc Zoologique d'Amneville
Parc Zoologique de Lille
Parc Zoologique de Tregomeur
Parken Zoo i Eskilstuna AB
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Port Lympne Wild Animal Park
Rare Species Conservation Centre
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
Rotterdam Zoo
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquar
San Diego Zoo
San Francisco Zoological Gardens
Singapore Zoological Gardens
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Songkhla Zoo
Taronga Zoo
The Philadelphia Zoo
Tierpark Berlin-Friedrichsfelde GmbH
Topeka Zoological Park
Trotter's World of Animals
Usti nad Labem Zoo
Zoo de La Fleche
Zoo de Pont-Scorff
Zoo Decin - Pastyrska Stena
Zoo Dresden GmbH
Zoo Melaka
Zoo Parc de Beauval
Zoological Garden Prague
Zoologicka zahrada Ostrava
Zoologicka Zahrada Mesta Brna
Zoologicka zahrada Olomouc
Zoologischer Garten Leipzig

Range Map

Southern Asia;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org 2de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London 4International Flea Database
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access