Crocidura levicula 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Crocidura levicula Miller & Hollister, 1921
Common Name(s):
English Sulawesi Tiny Shrew, Celebes Shrew

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-01-21
Assessor(s): Chiozza, F.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively 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 species is endemic to central and southeastern Sulawesi, Indonesia (Hutterer 2005). It is found at lower to mid-elevations up to 1,000 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Indonesia (Sulawesi)
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):200
Upper elevation limit (metres):1000
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Population [top]

Population:Crocidura levicula has been found to be very abundant when adequately sampled using pitfall taps.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:C. levicula is considered to be the smallest mammal of Sulawesi (Ruedi 1995). It is found from lower to mid-montane tropical rainforests at altitudes up to 1,000 m asl. There is no information on whether or not it can adapt to anthropogenic habitats outside forest.
Generation Length (years):1

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is considered that there are probably no very serious threats to this species, although general widespread threats in the lowlands include forest clearing, conversion to agriculture and human-induced fires. These factors might cause population declines if it cannot adapt to anthropogenic habitats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in some protected areas such as Lore Lindu National Park, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Populations of this species should be monitored to record changes in abundance and distribution. Further studies are needed on the distribution, abundance, natural history and threats to this species.

Citation: Chiozza, F. 2016. Crocidura levicula. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T41329A22305755. . Downloaded on 14 August 2018.
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