The flat-headed cat(Prionailurus Planiceps) lives in the Thai-Malay Peninsula, Borneo, and Sumatra. They are recognised as Endangered by the Red List. Flat-headed cats are solitary, marking their borders with scents. It has a long, narrow head, and a flat forehead, with an elongated body, a short tail and legs, and rounded paws. Its fur is red-orange on the face, with streaks of white, a white underbelly, and grey-brown fur.

Diet and Habitat

Their diet mostly contains fish, but they are also thought to catch frogs and crustaceans. They fish by submerging their head. They then take it inland to eat, which is thought to be so that prey can't escape. They prefer to live in tropical forests, scrub, or near riverbanks.

Lifespan and Behavior

Flat-headed cats prefer wetlands, where they can live to an unknown age. They have lived 14 years in captivity. They are solitary, marking their territory by spraying the border. They are also thought to be nocturnal. They are also found to be fond of water.

Other Information

Their threats are housing and development, agriculture and aquaculture, hunting, logging, fishing, and pollution. They are often hunted for their skins.


Their claws are not fully retractable. Their toes are webbed, and their pads are long and narrow. Their population trend is decreasing. The number of mature individuals is about 2,499.


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