Apodemus argenteus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Apodemus argenteus (Temminck, 1844)
Common Name(s):
English Small Japanese Field Mouse

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-08-07
Assessor(s): Cassola, F.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Kaneko, Y. & Ishii, N.
Listed as Least Concern as the species is common, widespread, there are no major threats, and it is not thought to be decline.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to Japan. It is found on Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku, and Kinkazan, Awashima (Niigata Prefecture), Sado, Oki Islands (Dogo, Nishino), Awaji, Shodo, Miyajima, Tsushima, Goto Islands (Fukue, Nakadori), Shimojima (Amakusa Islands), Yaku, and Tane (Abe et al. 2005). It occurs from sea level up to more than 2,500 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):2500
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:It is a common species.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This semi-arboreal species is found from the lowlands to alpine areas (Abe et al. 2005). The species prefers mature forests, with a thick leaf layer.
Generation Length (years):1-2

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this widespread species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is present in numerous protected areas.

Errata [top]

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

Citation: Cassola, F. 2016. Apodemus argenteus (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T42642A115198737. . Downloaded on 26 May 2018.
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