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Sorex raddei

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA EULIPOTYPHLA SORICIDAE

Scientific Name: Sorex raddei
Species Authority: Satunin, 1895
Common Name(s):
English Radde's Shrew
Synonym(s):
Sorex caucasicus Satunin, 1915

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Bukhnikashvili, A. & Kryštufek, B.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Temple, H. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Widespread and common in suitable habitat, with no known major threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Sorex raddei has been recorded from the Trans-Caucasus and north-eastern Turkey. Found from sea level - 2400 m.
Countries:
Native:
Armenia (Armenia); Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation; Turkey
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Population [top]

Population: In Azerbaijan the species is considered rare in mountain forests. It is included as a rare/endangered species in the Red Book of Georgia. The species is common in suitable habitat but is not abundant through the range.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Inhabit moist rocky habitats in mid-mountain forests. The species occurs in damp forest sites on shores of rivers and lakes, covered by dense grassy vegetation (Ognev, 1962). Feed mainly on earthworms and isects. Reproduce whole year, but peack is at the end of spring - beginning of summer. Reproduces up to 3 times a year, litter size is 3-5 young.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats. Localized deforestation is a concern.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Found in protected areas.

Citation: Bukhnikashvili, A. & Kryštufek, B. 2008. Sorex raddei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 July 2014.
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