Mammal Details

Marsh Rabbit

Common Name 
Marsh Rabbit
Order
Lagomorpha
Family
Leporidae
Species Name 
Sylvilagus palustris
Status 
Endangered
Biome 
Brackish and freshwater marshes, edges of lakes and mangroves and other wet areas.
States 
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia
  • Distribution
  • Notes

Marsh Rabbit Distribution

Florida to southeastern Virginia (Dismal Swamp) in coastal lowlands.

Mainly nocturnal, but may be seen at dawn or dusk. Swims well and readily enters water when pursued; can walk on its hind legs. Habitat is brackish and freshwater marshes, edges of lakes and mangroves and other wet areas.