Its fur is grey with a combination of fine yellow hair on its back. The tail is reddish-brown. The most characteristic feature of this species is its extremely long white whiskers. The males help look after the young and it is not unusual to see them with the little ones upon their backs.
They are active during the day, elegant, friendly and playful. They have claws instead of nails. They live in family groups of between 4-15 individuals and tend to form mixed groups.Their habitat is decreasing due to progressive deforestation for the construction of roads. This species can also be the subject of attention from the pet trade.