Crocidura aleksandrisi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Crocidura aleksandrisi
Species Authority: Vesmanis, 1977
Common Name(s):
English Alexandrian Shrew, Cyrenaica Shrew
Taxonomic Notes: This is an old lineage within the suavolens group (Dubey et al. 2007).

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) & Temple, H. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
C. aleksandrisi is endemic to Libya. It has been collected from the 1960s through the 1990s, with no indications of population decline. The species is found in a relatively small area of Libya, but there is no indication that there are any major threats across its range at present. Therefore assessed as Least Concern.
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Crocidura aleksandrisi is endemic to the Mediterranean region; it is restricted to Cyrenaica in Libya. It is found from sea level up to 200 to 300 m.
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Population [top]

Population: At least three surveys have been carried out, all of which have collected C. aleksandrisi. Therefore, it is not thought to be extremely rare. More than 100 skulls have been found in owl pellets.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Suitable habitat includes Mediterranean vegetation, including littoral and rocky areas. It is likely to be found in degraded habitats. A terrestrial and nocturnal species.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats are known at present. The species could be affected by habitat loss.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation measures are known to be in place for this species.

Citation: Hutterer, R. 2008. Crocidura aleksandrisi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 04 September 2015.
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