|Scientific Name:||Acomys mullah|
|Species Authority:||Thomas, 1904|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Dieterlen, F. & Schlitter, D.|
|Reviewer(s):||Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
Listed as Least Concern because, although there is no population information and very few collections, the extent of occurrence is fairly wide, and there are no obvious threats to infer continuing decline or fragmentation of habitat.
|Range Description:||This species is found in Ethiopia, southern Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia. It occurs below 1,000 m asl, but mostly below 100 m and even below sea level in the Danakil Depression (= Afar Depression).|
Native:Djibouti; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Somalia
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|Population:||There are very few specimens reported in the literature, and not many in museums as few people have worked in this area due to security reasons. There is no information on population size.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It occurs in very barren or sparsely vegetated habitat (shrubs and grasses) on rocky plains and salt flats. This is an insectivorous species. It is not known if the species can persist in disturbed or modified habitats.|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats to the habitat of this species. Only stochastic impacts such as extended drought periods might affect the species.|
|Conservation Actions:||There are no major protected areas in this region.|
Bates, P. J. J. 1994. The distribution of Acomys (Rodentia: Muridae) in Africa and Asia. Israel Journal of Zoology 40: 199-214.
Musser, G. G. and Carleton, M. D. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. In: D. E. Wilson and D. A. Reeder (eds), Mammal Species of the World: a geographic and taxonomic reference, pp. 894-1531. The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA.
|Citation:||Dieterlen, F. & Schlitter, D. 2008. Acomys mullah. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 27 November 2014.|