Smoky shrew

Smoky shrew

Order : Insectivora
Family : Soricidae
Subfamily : Soricinae
Species : Sorex fumeus


Keywords: tail , brown

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

Canada and United States
Some facts about the
Smoky shrew

Adult weight : 0.008 kg (0.0176 lbs)

Female maturity :304 days

Male maturity : 304 days

Gestation : 21 days

Litter size : 5

Litters per year : 3

Weight at weaning : 0.004 kg (0.0088 lbs)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

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.

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