Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Arvicolinae
Species : Microtus richardsoni
The Water vole is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Some facts about the
Adult weight : 0.051 kg (0.1122 lbs)
Gestation : 22 days
Weaning : 21 days
Litter size : 6
Litters per year : 2
Weight at birth : 0.005 kg (0.011 lbs)
Weight at weaning : 0.031 kg (0.0682 lbs)
Basal metabolic rate : 1 W
Body mass : 0.065 kg (0.143 lbs)
Temperature : 38.85 °C (101.93 °F)
Facts about the water vole
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Range The water vole is found in much of Great Britian, northern and central Europe, northwestern United States, and southwestern Canada.
The water vole is a priority species in the UK Biodiversity Action Plan and the Environment Agency has taken on the lead role for this species.
Water voles are the native British mammal, along with otters, which are adapted to living along slow flowing watercourses.
Why Wiltshire's water voles are under attack
 Range The water vole Arvicola terrestris, also known as the Northern water vole, is found in much of Great Britain, northern and central Europe and in parts of Russia. (Wiki)
Topic: Wild AnimalsExpert:Jonathan WrightDate:4/22/2004 Subject:Water Voles QuestionHi Jonathan, I was wondering if you know where the largest population of water voles are living in the UK? (Full text)
Water voles are disappearing in the UK (Full text)
The Water Vole is from the order Rodentia. (Full text)
Water voles are primarily found in semi-aquatic habitats. (Full text)
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