It measures up to 50 cm and weighs up to 2.5 kilos. It has been introduced in several continents and is the species that is used in cooking and rabbit breeding. It is included in the International Union for Conservation of Nature's 100 list of the world's most damaging invasive alien species3. It is characterized by having a body covered with thick, woolly fur, pale brown to gray in color, an oval head and large eyes.

Scientific name Oryctolagus cuniculus
Region to which it belongs Lepus
Hunting season October-March