The fishing cat has an olive-gray coat with black spots and line markings. They have round, elongated faces, short legs, and short tails. The paws are partially webbed, and the claws are incompletely sheath. However, there is no evidence that the membrane is for the specific purpose of swimming. The short, flattened tail can be used as a rudder to control the direction when they swim.
As their common name suggests, they fish for their prey. They make tiny waves on the water by patting the water to mimic insects landing on the water. When fish are attracted and appear, these cats catch them in their paws or dive into the water to catch them.
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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