Southern short-tailed shrew

Southern short-tailed shrew

Order : Insectivora
Family : Soricidae
Subfamily : Soricinae
Species : Blarina carolinensis

 

Keywords: gray

The Southern short-tailed shrew 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

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United States

Facts about the southern short-tailed shrew

The Southern Short-tailed Shrew, Blarina carolinensis is found in woods, fields, and brushy areas statewide except for the Keys. (Full text)

Blarina brevicauda is the northern and Blarina carolinensis is the southern.

Similar Species Southern Short-tailed Shrew is smaller. (Full text)

Similar Species Southern Short-tailed Shrew is smaller.

Similar Species Southern Short-tailed Shrew is smaller. (Full text)

Southern Short-tailed Shrews are somewhat smaller, 7.

Since each pair annually may produce three or four litters of 5-7 pups each, and since females weaned early in the season may breed before winter comes, tremendous numbers of Southern Short-tailed Shrews are produced each year. (Full text)

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