Apodemus argenteus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Kaneko, Y. & Ishii, N.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Chanson, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Least Concern as the species is common, widespread, there are no major threats, and it is not thought to be decline.

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.
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species.
Population Trend: Stable

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.
Systems: Terrestrial

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.

Citation: Kaneko, Y. & Ishii, N. 2008. Apodemus argenteus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 30 August 2015.
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