The crab-eating macaques are also known as long-tailed macaques due to their extremely long brown or dark grey tails. Their tail is longer than their height from head to rump. The coat on the upper parts of the body is dark brown with light golden-brown tips, and the undersides are light grey.
These animals are extremely intelligent as they use tools in daily life; for example, they break the shell of crabs with rocks and peel the skin of sweet potatoes with nuts, oysters, and teeth. Their diet mostly includes fruits, flowers, leaves, bark, and roots. They also occasionally prey on vertebrates such as birds, lizards, fishes, frogs, and invertebrates.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd / Troops
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No