Hystrix javanica


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Hystrix javanica
Species Authority: (F. Cuvier, 1823)
Common Name(s):
English Sunda Porcupine

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Lunde, D. & Aplin, K.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Least Concern as the species is relatively widespread and abundant, and there are no current major threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found on Java, Bali, Sumbawa, Flores, Lombok, Madura, and Tonahdjampea (Indonesia) (Van Weers 1979, 1983; Woods and Kilpatrick 2005). Recorded to 1,600 m on Flores (Van Weers 1979, 1983). There is a record from Sulawesi dating back to the late 1800s, where it had probably been introduced from Flores, but this seems to have been a one off event involving the transfer of a living animal to that island (Van Weers 1979).
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Population [top]

Population: It is an abundant species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Primarily a lowland species, found in secondary and degraded habitats.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is presumably present in several protected areas.

Citation: Lunde, D. & Aplin, K. 2008. Hystrix javanica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 29 March 2015.
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