Crocidura hispida 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Crocidura hispida
Species Authority: Thomas, 1913
Common Name(s):
English Andaman Spiny Shrew, Andaman Shrew

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Molur, S.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only a single location (northern Middle Andaman Island), and habitat loss resulting from tsunami or storm events represents a plausible future threat.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2000 Endangered (EN)
1996 Endangered (EN)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is restricted to and known only from the holotype on Middle Andaman Island (Andaman Islands, India) (Molur et al. 2005). Recent surveys by Chakraborty et al. (2004) did not yield any specimens of this species.
Countries occurrence:
India (Andaman Is., Nicobar Is.)
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2: 0-100
Number of Locations: 1
Upper elevation limit (metres): 100
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Population [top]

Population: Population status is unknown (Molur et al. 2005).
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is a nocturnal animal, that lives in the leaf litter of tropical evergreen forests of northern Middle Andaman Island (Molur et al. 2005).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No current major threats known, but the habitat of this species might have been damaged by the December 2004 tsunami event.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Thorough surveys, and studies on taxonomy, distribution, population, habitat, ecology and threats are recommended for this species (Molur et al. 2005). There is a need to maintain areas of suitable forest habitat for this species.

Citation: Molur, S. 2008. Crocidura hispida. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T5603A11414097. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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