Sorex camtschatica


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Sorex camtschatica
Species Authority: Yudin, 1972
Common Name(s):
English Kamchatcka Shrew

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Tsytsulina, K.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Temple, H. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Fairly widespread and apparently stable, hence listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Distributed in Kamchatka peninsula, to headstream of Omolon River in the north and along Okhotsk Sea coast to Magadan and headstream of Kolyma River in Russia.
Russian Federation
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Population [top]

Population: Naturally rare species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Inhabit shrubby river banks. Reproduce from end of April till September, some youngs start reproducing in same year. Overwintered females have up to 3 litters per year, with 5-11 young in each.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Occurs in some protected areas. Further research on ecology, threats and population trend is recommended.

Citation: Tsytsulina, K. 2008. Sorex camtschatica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.
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