Feature Animal

Western Quoll or Chuditch

Dasyurus geoffroii

The chuditch is a territorial nocturnal marsupial which has mostly brown fur with distinctive white spots.  It is found in patchy sections of south west Australia and are most abundant in areas of contiguous jarrah forest. 

It has large rounded ears, a pointed muzzle and a mostly black, brushy tail about three-quarters the length of its head and body.  It grows to 26 - 40cm long, with a tail length of 21 - 35cm and weighs 0.9kg (female) and 1.3kg (male). 

The chuditch has been listed as “vulnerable” and is found in the hills of Perth.

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Western Quoll or Chuditch