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Sorex caecutiens (Laxmann's Shrew)

Wikipedia Abstract

Laxmann's shrew (Sorex caecutiens) is a species of shrew. An adult Laxmann's Shrew has a weight of 3-11 grams and a body length of 4.8-7.8 cm, with a tail of 3.9-5.2 cm. It is reported across northern Eurasia from the Baltic to the Sea of Japan, including Hokkaidō, Sakhalin, and the Korean Peninsula. It favors high mountain forests, but is sometimes found in lowland areas as well.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
6
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
30
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 14.05
EDGE Score: 2.71

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  5 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates)
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  70 %
Diet - Scavenger [2]  30 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Litter Size [1]  6
Litters / Year [1]  3
Maximum Longevity [1]  3 years

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Alashan Plateau semi-desert China, Mongolia Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Altai alpine meadow and tundra China, Kazakstan, Mongolia, Russia Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Altai montane forest and forest steppe China, Kazakstan, Mongolia, Russia Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Altai steppe and semi-desert Kazahkstan Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Amur meadow steppe China, Russia Palearctic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Bering tundra Russia Palearctic Tundra
Central China loess plateau mixed forests China Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Central European mixed forests Austria, Belarus, Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Moldovia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Ukraine Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Central Korean deciduous forests Republic of Korea, Dem. People's Rep of Korea Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Changbai Mountains mixed forests China, Dem. People's Rep of Korea Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Cherskii-Kolyma mountain tundra Russia Palearctic Tundra
Chukchi Peninsula tundra Russia Palearctic Tundra
Da Hinggan-Dzhagdy Mountains conifer forests China, Russia Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Daurian forest steppe China, Mongolia, Russia Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
East European forest steppe Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Ukraine Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
East Siberian taiga Russia Palearctic Boreal Forests/Taiga
Emin Valley steppe China, Kazakstan Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Gobi Lakes Valley desert steppe Mongolia Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Great Lakes Basin desert steppe Mongolia, Russia Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Junggar Basin semi-desert China, Kazakstan, Mongolia Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Kamchatka Mountain tundra and forest tundra Russia Palearctic Tundra
Kamchatka-Kurile meadows and sparse forests Russia Palearctic Boreal Forests/Taiga
Kamchatka-Kurile taiga Russia Palearctic Boreal Forests/Taiga
Kazakh forest steppe Russia, Kazakhstan Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Kazakh semi-desert Kazakhstan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Kazakh steppe Russia, Kazakhstan Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Kazakh upland Kazahkstan Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Khangai Mountains alpine meadow Mongolia Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Khangai Mountains conifer forests Mongolia Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Kola Peninsula tundra Russia Palearctic Tundra
Manchurian mixed forests Republic of Korea, Dem. People's Rep of Korea, China, Russia Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Mongolian-Manchurian grassland China, Mongolia Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Nenjiang River grassland China Palearctic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Northeast China Plain deciduous forests China Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Northeast Siberian coastal tundra Russia Palearctic Tundra
Northeast Siberian taiga Russia Palearctic Boreal Forests/Taiga
Northwest Russian-Novaya Zemlya tundra Russia Palearctic Tundra
Okhotsk-Manchurian taiga Russia Palearctic Boreal Forests/Taiga
Ordos Plateau steppe China Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Pontic steppe Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Qilian Mountains conifer forests China Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Sakhalin Island taiga Russia Palearctic Boreal Forests/Taiga
Sarmatic mixed forests Belarus, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Russia, Sweden Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Sayan Alpine meadows and tundra Mongolia, Russia Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Sayan Intermontane steppe Russia Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Sayan montane conifer forests Mongolia, Russia Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Scandinavian and Russian taiga Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia Palearctic Boreal Forests/Taiga
Scandinavian coastal conifer forests Norway Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Scandinavian Montane Birch forest and grasslands Norway, Sweden, Finland Palearctic Tundra
Selenge-Orkhon forest steppe Mongolia, Russia Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
South Sakhalin-Kurile mixed forests Russia Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests    
South Siberian forest steppe Russia Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Southeast Tibet shrub and meadows China Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Southern Korea evergreen forests South Korea Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Suiphun-Khanka meadows and forest meadows China, Russia Palearctic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Taimyr-Central Siberian tundra Russia Palearctic Tundra
Tibetan Plateau alpine shrub and meadows China Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Trans-Baikal Bald Mountain tundra Russia Palearctic Tundra
Trans-Baikal conifer forests Russia, Mongolia Palearctic Boreal Forests/Taiga
Ural montane forests and tundra Russia Palearctic Boreal Forests/Taiga
Ussuri broadleaf and mixed forests Russia Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
West Siberian taiga Russia Palearctic Boreal Forests/Taiga
Western Siberian hemiboreal forests Russia Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Yamal-Gydan tundra Russia Palearctic Tundra

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Azas Zapovednik Ia 742280 Tuva, Russia
Baikalskiy Biosphere Reserve Zapovednik Ia 458883 Russia  
Barguzinskiy Biosphere Reserve Zapovednik Ia 924970 Buryatia, Russia
Belovezhskaya Pushcha Biosphere Reserve National Park II 218515 Belarus
Berezinskiy Zapovednik State Nature Reserve Ia 209113 Belarus  
Bialowieza National Park II 11126 Poland
Darvinsky Zapovednik Ia 278421 Yaroslavl, Vologda, Russia
Daurskiy Biosphere Reserve 562659 Russia  
Katunsky Biosphere Reserve 393162 Altai, Russia
Kivach Zapovednik IV 26885 Karelia, Russia
Kostomukshsky Zapovednik Ia 117269 Karelia, Russia
Kronotskiy Biosphere Reserve 361480 Russia  
Lake Torne Area Biosphere Reserve 238457 Sweden  
Laplandskiy Biosphere Reserve 757114 Russia  
Malaya Sozva Zapovednik Ia 557376 Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
Mordovsky Zapovednik Ia 79439 Mordovia, Russia
Mount Hakusan National Park V 219319 Toyama, Japan
Mount Sorak Biosphere Reserve   Korea, Republic of  
Okskiy Biosphere Reserve 190748 Russia  
Pechoro-Ilychskiy Biosphere Reserve 3098091 Russia  
Prioksko-Terrasny Biosphere Reserve IV 12219 Moscow, Russia
Puszcza Bialowieska 156041 Poland  
Sayano-Shushenskiy Biosphere Reserve Ia 964620 Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Sikhote-Alinskiy Biosphere Reserve 978001 Russia  
Sokhondinskiy Biosphere Reserve Ia 521363 Chita, Russia
Taimyrsky Biosphere Reserve Ia 4403240 Taimyr, Russia
Tsentral'no-Lesnoy Biosphere Reserve Ia 62630 Russia  
Tsentral'no-Sibirskiy Biosphere Reserve Ia 2521510 Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Ubsunurskaya Kotlovina (Ubsunur Depression) Zapovednik Ia 798640 Tuva, Russia
Visimskiy Zapovednik Biosphere Reserve 443816 Russia  

Predators

Glaucidium passerinum (Eurasian Pygmy Owl)[3]
Lanius excubitor (Northern Shrike)[3]
Martes zibellina (Sable)[4]
Strix uralensis (Ural Owl)[3]
Surnia ulula (Northern Hawk-Owl)[3]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Alaria alata <Unverified Name>[5]
Amalaraeus penicilliger[6]
Amphipsylla marikovskii marikovskii[7]
Amphipsylla rossica[7]
Amphipsylla sibirica[6]
Angiostrongylus soricis <Unverified Name>[5]
Brachylepis sorextscherskii <Unverified Name>[5]
Brachylepis triovaria <Unverified Name>[5]
Capillaria capillaris <Unverified Name>[5]
Capillaria kutori <Unverified Name>[5]
Capillaria minuta <Unverified Name>[5]
Catallagia dacenkoi[7]
Catallagia ioffi[7]
Choanotaenia baicalensis <Unverified Name>[5]
Coronacanthus parvihamatus <Unverified Name>[5]
Corrodopsylla birulai[7]
Ctenophthalmus uncinatus uncinatus[7]
Cucurbilepis skrjabini <Unverified Name>[5]
Dilepis undula[5]
Ditestolepis diaphana <Unverified Name>[5]
Ditestolepis ezoensis <Unverified Name>[5]
Ditestolepis grandiovarium <Unverified Name>[5]
Ditestolepis longicirrosa <Unverified Name>[5]
Ditestolepis secunda <Unverified Name>[5]
Doratopsylla dasycnema[6]
Doratopsylla dasycnema dasycnema[7]
Echinococcus multilocularis[5]
Ecrinolepis collaris <Unverified Name>[5]
Ecrinolepis longibursata <Unverified Name>[5]
Hepaticola soricicola <Unverified Name>[5]
Hymenolepis diaphana <Unverified Name>[5]
Hymenolepis infirma <Unverified Name>[5]
Hymenolepis schaldybini <Unverified Name>[5]
Hymenolepis scutigera <Unverified Name>[5]
Hymenolepis singularis <Unverified Name>[5]
Hymenolepis spinulosa <Unverified Name>[5]
Hystrichopsylla talpae[6]
Insectivorolepis bargusinica <Unverified Name>[5]
Insectivorolepis infirma <Unverified Name>[5]
Insectivorolepis macroacetabulosa <Unverified Name>[5]
Lineolepis scutigera <Unverified Name>[5]
Lineolepis skrjabini <Unverified Name>[5]
Longistriata codrus <Unverified Name>[5]
Longistriata depressa[5]
Longistriata didas <Unverified Name>[5]
Longistriata jamashitai <Unverified Name>[5]
Longistriata ljamkini <Unverified Name>[5]
Longistriata microbursata <Unverified Name>[5]
Longistriata pseudodidas <Unverified Name>[5]
Mathevolepis larvi <Unverified Name>[5]
Mathevolepis petrotschenkoi <Unverified Name>[5]
Mathevolepis skrjabini <Unverified Name>[5]
Molluscotaenia baicalensis <Unverified Name>[5]
Molluscotaenia crassiscolex <Unverified Name>[5]
Neoglyphe sobolevi <Unverified Name>[5]
Neopsylla mana[6]
Neoskrjabinolepis diaphana <Unverified Name>[5]
Neoskrjabinolepis schaldybini <Unverified Name>[5]
Neoskrjabinolepis singularis <Unverified Name>[5]
Palaeopsylla sinica[7]
Palaeopsylla soricis[6]
Palaeopsylla soricis soricis[7]
Paracrenosoma skrjabini <Unverified Name>[5]
Parastrongyloides winchesi <Unverified Name>[5]
Peromyscopsylla bidentata[6]
Peromyscopsylla ostsibirica[7]
Peromyscopsylla silvatica[6]
Physaloptera soricina <Unverified Name>[5]
Plagiorchis eutamiatis <Unverified Name>[5]
Rhadinopsylla integella[6]
Sinuterilepis diglobovari <Unverified Name>[5]
Sinuterilepis ezoensis <Unverified Name>[5]
Skrjabinacanthus diplocoronatus <Unverified Name>[5]
Skrjabinacanthus jacutensis <Unverified Name>[5]
Soboliphyme ataahai <Unverified Name>[5]
Soboliphyme jamesoni <Unverified Name>[5]
Soricinia bargusinica <Unverified Name>[5]
Soricinia cirravaginata <Unverified Name>[5]
Soricinia japonica <Unverified Name>[5]
Soricinia longisegmentalis <Unverified Name>[5]
Soricinia quarta <Unverified Name>[5]
Soricinia soricis <Unverified Name>[5]
Staphylocystis scutigera <Unverified Name>[5]
Staphylocystis sibirica <Unverified Name>[5]
Vampirolepis hakusanensis <Unverified Name>[5]
Vampirolepis novosibirskensis <Unverified Name>[5]
Vigisolepis spinulosa <Unverified Name>[5]
Zarnowskiella stefanskii <Unverified Name>[5]

Range Map

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
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3Avian and mammalian predators of shrews in Europe: regional differences, between-year and seasonal variation, and mortality due to predation, Erkki Korpimäki & Kai Norrdahl, Ann. Zool. Fennici 26:389-400. 1989
4Summer diet of the sable Martes zibellina in the Middle Yenisei taiga, Siberia, Marcin BRZEZIŃSKI, Acta Theriologica 39 (1): 103-107, 1994.
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
6Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
7International Flea Database
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
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