Crocidura arabica


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Crocidura arabica
Species Authority: Hutterer & Harrison, 1988
Common Name(s):
English Arabian 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) & Temple, H. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species has a fairly large range and the population does not appear to be in decline. Assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Occurs in the southern Arabian Peninsula, specifically Yemen and Oman (including the exclave of Musandam, which is separated from the rest of Oman by the United Arab Emirates).
Oman; Yemen
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Population [top]

Population: Population size and trends have not been quantified, but the population does not appear to be declining.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: "Coastal plains" (Hutterer 2005).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: In a preliminary status of the terrestrial mammals of Oman, the species was considered Data Deficient (Fisher 1999). No specific conservation measures are known.

Citation: Hutterer, R. 2008. Crocidura arabica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 29 March 2015.
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