Crocidura ludia


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Crocidura ludia
Species Authority: Hollister, 1916
Common Name(s):
English Dramatic Shrew, Ludia's 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 because, although it is seldom recorded, it is more widespread than previously thought and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
2004 Least Concern
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Crocidura ludia occurs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in the Central African Republic. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo it has been found at Masako Forest near Kisangani, Medje and Tandala (Hutterer 2005), and has also been found on the southern side of the Congo River (R. Hutterer pers. comm.). In the Central African Republic it has been recorded from the Ngoto forest and the Dzanga-Sangha Forest Reserve (Hutterer 2005). It is possibly present in Congo and southeastern Cameroon.
Central African Republic; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
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Population [top]

Population: This species is believed to have a small population.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: C. ludia is restricted to lowland rainforests. It inhabits isolated gallery forest patches in savanna. The preferred habitat is not continuous throughout its range.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): General habitat loss and fragmentation are threatening the northern populations of this species in the Central African Republic.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species has been recorded from one protected area in Central African Republic, and in the Masako Forest protected area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Citation: Hutterer, R. 2008. Crocidura ludia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 02 September 2015.
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