© Mexican Mouse Opossum
© Mexican Mouse Opossum

Order Didelphimorphia

Family Didelphidae

Scientific Name

Marmosa mexicana

Thumbnail Description

When threatened, it can become aggressive

Size and Weight

Adults:

HEAD-BODY-LENGTH: 119 – 168 mm

WEIGHT: (males) 63 g (females) 46

Newborns:

LENGTH: 12 mm

Habitat

Tropical rainforest, dry deciduous forest, cloud forest, plantations

Distribution

Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, eastern Mexico, Tamaulipas, Nicaragua, western Panama; altitude 3,000 m

Diet

Insects, fruits, bird’s eggs, small vertebrates

Reproduction

6 – 14

Population

Unknown

Lifespan

1 year

Baby Name

Unknown

Predators

Snakes, owls, wild felids

Speed

Unknown

Sounds

Clicking, hissing

Behavior

Solitary, nocturnal

Conservation Status

Least Concern