Hemicentetes semispinosus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Afrosoricida Tenrecidae

Scientific Name: Hemicentetes semispinosus
Species Authority: (G. Cuvier, 1798)
Common Name(s):
English Lowland Streaked Tenrec

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2015
Date Assessed: 2014-09-26
Assessor(s): Goodman, S., Stephenson, P.J. & Soarimalala, V.
Reviewer(s): Taylor, A.
Contributor(s): Jenkins, P.
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, high local population abundance and tolerance to anthropogenic habitats.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2008 Least Concern (LC)
2006 Least Concern (LC)
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Madagascar. It occurs in the eastern and northern parts of the island from sea level to 1,550 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1550
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Population [top]

Population: This species is very abundant, including in urban areas.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found in primary and secondary tropical humid forest, and also occurs in agricultural land and gardens. This species is often found in pseudo-steppe (anthropogenically created grasslands).
Systems: Terrestrial

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is consumed locally.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species and it adapts well to anthropogenic environments. It is sometimes hunted for food. Wood harvesting and agriculture may be localised threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in numerous protected areas including Pic d’Ivohibe, Anjanaharibe-Sud Special Reserve, Mantadia National Park, Ranomafana National Park, Masoala National Park, Andringitra National Park, and Analamazaotra Special Reserve.

Citation: Goodman, S., Stephenson, P.J. & Soarimalala, V. 2015. Hemicentetes semispinosus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T40593A21289685. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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