Because of their arboreal nature, most cebids are preyed on by raptors, arboreal snakes, and arboreal felids. Small cebids are especially vulnerable to predation by a wide variety of predators. Cebid species will aggressively defend themselves against predators. Even small species will attack snakes and throw objects at predators. Group members collaborate in defense, mobbing potential threats. Groups are also constantly vigilant in order to warn each other of potential threats and seek refuge. Marmoset and tamarins species that participate in mixed-species groups may experience increased protection from predation through increased vigilance.
- harpy eagles (Harpia harpyja)
- Guianan crested eagles (Morphnus guianensis)
- ornate hawk eagles (Spizaetus ornatus)
- bicolored hawks (Accipiter bicolor)
- anacondas (Eunectes murinus)
- rainbow boas (Boa constrictor)
- jararacas (Bothrops jararaca)
- tayras (Eira barbara)
- ocelots (Leopardus pardalis)
- jaguars (Panthera onca)
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