Southern multimammate mouse

Southern multimammate mouse

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Murinae
Species : Mastomys coucha

 

The Southern multimammate mouse is listed as Least Concern. 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

Namings for the southern multimammate mouse
A young / baby of a southern multimammate mouse is called a 'pinkie, kitten or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A southern multimammate mouse group is called a 'nest, colony, harvest, horde or mischief'.

Facts about the southern multimammate mouse

Mastomys coucha is omnivorous, with a diet comprising invertebrates, fruit and green plant material.

athymic (nu/nu) mice have increased susceptibility (Jacobson and Reed, 1974) Mastomys coucha is more susceptible than the BALB/c mouse (Higgins et al.

Mastomys coucha is endemic to the region, while M.

Mastomys coucha is more susceptible than the BALB/c mouse (Higgins et al.

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