The common planigale has grey-brown fur on the upper side, sometimes with small white spots and a lighter shade on the underside. Their snout is long and pointy with sharp teeth, and they also have large, rounded ears. There’s a pouch that opens towards the rear of a female.
They usually forage on the ground with a thick cover to protect them from being spotted by predators. They primarily feed on insects and arthropods, but due to their smaller size, they prefer smaller insects, but they also hunt larger insects such as beetles and grasshoppers. Common planigales bite the underside of their prey, where the exoskeleton is softer to kill the prey.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No