Order : Insectivora
Family : Soricidae
Subfamily : Soricinae
Species : Sorex fumeus
The Smoky 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
Facts about the smoky shrew
In Haldimand-Norfolk, the Smoky Shrew is absent from the Haldimand clay plain but reappears on the Moulton sand plain.
The format used to define the range of each species is occasionally awkward (that of the Indiana bat, for example, is "N 1/3, SC 1/4"), and the ranges are sometimes incorrect (the smoky shrew is much more, not less, widespread than the snowshoe hare and porcupine).
Smoky shrews are smaller than rock and water shrews which also have long tails. (Full text)
Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Smoky shrews are found at all elevations. (Full text)
Smoky Shrews are difficult to see and are seldom caught except with pitfall traps.More animals beginning with S