Japanese Macaque is endemic to Japan. The population is currently stable. There are no major threats to the species. In two localities in Japan hybridization with the introduced Macaque species (Macaca cyclopsis, M. mulatta) is known to occur.
■ Captive population data are recorded in International Japanese Macaque Studbook.
■ Listed in Appendix II of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES, or Washington Convention).
■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Mammalia – mammals
■ Order Primates – primates
■ Family Cercopithecidae – Old World monkeys
■ Species Macaca fuscata – Japanese Macaque
■ Subspecies Macaca fuscata fuscata – Japanese Macaque