Suncus remyi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Suncus remyi 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: 2017
Date Assessed: 2016-08-30
Assessor(s): Cassola, F.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Hutterer, R.
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:

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.
Countries occurrence:
Central African Republic; Congo; Gabon
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Population [top]

Population:This species is considered to be quite rare.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is associated mostly with primary moist rainforest, and secondary marshy forest (Happold 2013).
Generation Length (years):1-2

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: Cassola, F. 2017. Suncus remyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T21140A22289636. . Downloaded on 23 May 2018.
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