Animal Size

Crab-eating fox size: How big do they get?

How big does a Crab-eating fox get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Crab-eating fox (Cerdocyon thous) reaches an average size of 65 cm (2′ 2″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 11.5 years, they grow from 140 grams (0.31 lbs) to 5.74 kg (12.66 lbs). A Crab-eating fox has 3 babies at once. The Crab-eating fox (genus: Cerdocyon) is a member of the family Canidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

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The crab-eating fox (Cerdocyon thous), also known as the forest fox, wood fox, or maikong, is an extant species of medium-sized canid endemic to the central part of South America, and which appeared during the Pliocene epoch. Like South American foxes, which are in the genus Lycalopex, it is not closely related to true foxes. Cerdocyon comes from the Greek words kerdo (meaning fox) and kyon (dog) referring to the dog- and fox-like characteristics of this animal.

Animals of the same family as a Crab-eating fox

We found other animals of the Canidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Crab-eating fox

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Crab-eating fox:

Animals with the same litter size as a Crab-eating fox

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (3) as a Crab-eating fox:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Crab-eating fox

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Crab-eating fox:

Animals with the same weight as a Crab-eating fox

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Cerdocyon thous: