Crocidura turba


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Crocidura turba
Species Authority: Dollman, 1910
Common Name(s):
English Tumultuous Shrew, Turbo 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) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
2004 Least Concern
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is widespread in Central Africa, East Africa and parts of southern Africa. It ranges from Equatorial Guinea (Bioko) and Cameroon in the west, as far east as southern Sudan, Uganda and western Kenya in the east, and as far south as Angola, Zambia and northern Malawi. The full extent of its range not known, due to confusion with Crocidura nigrofusca). It occurs at elevations of up to 1,500 m asl.
Angola (Angola); Burundi; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Kenya; Malawi; Rwanda; South Sudan; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: This species can be locally common especially in the southern parts of its range.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: C. turba is a tropical moist forest dwelling species. It is found mainly lowland to mid-elevation forest and the Shimba Hills in Cameroon.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no major threats to this species as a whole.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is present in some protected areas. There is a need to better determine the geographic range of this species.

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