Suncus remyi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Suncus remyi
Species Authority: Brosset, Dubost & Heim de Balsac, 1965
Common Name(s):
English Gabon Dwarf Shrew, Remy's Pygmy Shrew, Remy's Shrew

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Hutterer, R.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
2004 Least Concern
1996 Critically Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This Central African species has been recorded from Gabon (including the localities of Belinga, Makokou and Minkébé Forest), the Central African Republic and Congo. It possibly also occurs in Cameroon, but its presence in this country needs to be confirmed.
Central African Republic; Congo; Gabon
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Population [top]

Population: This species is considered to be quite rare.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is associated with lowland tropical moist forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species as a whole. It might be locally threatened by habitat loss or degradation, and possibly by overhunting.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is present in the Minkébé National Park of Gabon. Additional studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, general ecology and threats to this little-known species.

Citation: Hutterer, R. 2008. Suncus remyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 30 August 2015.
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