Crocidura maxi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Crocidura maxi Sody, 1936
Common Name(s):
English Javanese Shrew, Max's Shrew
Taxonomic Notes: Occurs sympatrically with monticola in Java (Jenkins 1982, Kitchener et al. 1994).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-09-10
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 largely endemic to Indonesia. It occurs on Java and the Lesser Sunda Islands, including Bali, Penida, Lombok, Pandjang, Sumbawa, Mojo, Liang, Nglali, Rak, Sangeang, Banta, Komodo, Jaco, Padar, Rintja, Sumba, Flores, Raidjua, Sawu, Dana, Roti, Semau, Usu, Wokam, Timor (including Timor-Leste), Solor, Adonara, Lomblen, Pantar, Alor, Pura, Marisa, Rusa, Atauro, Liran, Wetar, Kisar, Leti, Moa, and Lakor. It has also been reported from Ambon island, in the Maluku Islands (Indonesia) (Hutterer 2005), where it is probably introduced. The species is also introduced to Wokam in the Aru Islands, by Kitchener et al. (1994).
Countries occurrence:
Indonesia (Jawa, Lesser Sunda Is.); Timor-Leste
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):200
Upper elevation limit (metres):3000
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:The abundance and population size of this species are not known.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is a poorly known species, occurring in lowland and montane forest. 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): This species is probably threatened, at least locally, by habitat loss, and human-induced habitat degradation, as a result of agriculture, plantations, timber extraction and human settlement.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Given its wide range, this species is likely to be present in a number of protected areas. Further studies are needed on the distribution, abundance, natural history and threats to this species.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.

Citation: Chiozza, F. 2016. Crocidura maxi (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T41336A115179357. . Downloaded on 25 April 2018.
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