Ryukyu mouse

Ryukyu mouse

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Murinae
Species : Mus caroli


The Ryukyu mouse 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

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

Adult weight : 0.011 kg (0.0242 lbs)

Gestation : 21 days

Weight at birth : 0.001 kg (0.0022 lbs)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

Facts about the Ryukyu mouse

Abstract: Although Mus caroli is being used in a number of laboratories as an experimental animal, basic information concerning its life span, reproductive ability, and age-related pathologies has been unavailable.

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