This species has cheek pouches to carry food in while it forages. The average body mass for an adult male Celebes macaque is between 9 and 10 kilograms, and for the female it is about 7 kilograms. This species has a sagittal crest.
The Celebes macaque is found on the islands of Sulawesi which is part of the country of Indonesia. This species is found in the rainforests at moderate elevations.