General Description

Body fur pale yellow-brown with yellow on the rump and hind legs. Narrow ring of pale fur around the eye. Body up to 14 cm, tail up to 10 cm.


Swamp Antechinus mate at the same time within each population, after which the males die. They are largely nocturnal and forage for insects. They build nests of dry grass in shallow burrows.


South-eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania.


Woodland, dense heath, coastal grassland areas and reedy swamps.

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