Common Marmoset

Common Marmoset


Callithrix jacchus

The Common Marmoset is a small monkey native to north-eastern Brazil.  It has also been introduced into other areas and groups have been known to live in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires in Argentina.  This very adaptable species can be found in many habitats including atlantic coastal forests, semi-deciduous forests and deciduous scrub forests.  They live in stable groups of up to 15 individuals although only a few members are allowed to breed.

These tiny adorable species are very striking in appearance.

Common Marmosets are omnivores and eat fruit, flowers, nectar, tree gum, sap, resin, small insects, snails and frogs.

Lifespan – Up to 16 years

IUCN Conservation Status – Least Concern


Posted on

December 10, 2014