Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Insectivora > Family: Erinaceidae > Genus: Erinaceus > Species: Erinaceus europaeus > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Erinaceus europaeus europaeus Linnaeus, 1758 Fauna Europaea (2005)

Western hedgehog - Erinaceus europaeus Linnaeus, 1758

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement
Reported as invasive by NOBANIS
Most preferred habitats
  • agricultural mosaics
  • cropland
  • grassland
  • heathland and shrub
  • urban
May also occur in
  • sparsely vegetated land
Natura 2000 species code 2590

Distribution

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Vulnerable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Endangered
Extinct
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/cul.../bern/default_en.asp

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Ariciul-european Romanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Braunbrustigel German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Broddgöltur Icelandic Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Brunkrutainais ezis Latvian Latvian NRC
Egel Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Erizo europeo occidental Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Európai sün Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Harilik siil Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Hérisson d'Europe French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Igelkott Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kéisécker Luxemburgish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Ouriço-cacheiro Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Piggsvin Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pindsvin Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Qanfud Maltese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Riccio europeo Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Siili Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Tavasiil Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Western hedgehog English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Westigel German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Hystrix erineaceus Blumenbach, 1779
Erinaceus suillus Geoffroy, 1803
Erinaceus caniceps Smith, 1845
Erinaceus caninus Geoffroy, 1803
Erinaceus echinus Schulze, 1897
Erinaceus europaeus occidentalis Barrett-Hamilton 1900
Erinaceus europaeus hispanicus Barrett-Hamilton, 1900
Erinaceus europaeus italicus Barrett-Hamilton, 1900
Erinaceus europaeus meridionalis Altobello, 1920
Erinaceus europaeus centralrossicus Ognev, 1926
Erinaceus europaeus typicus Barrett-Hamilton, 1900
Erinaceus europaeus consolei Barrett-Hamilton, 1900

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

30 items found, displaying all items.1
Released Coverage Envelope File
2015-12-11 France France reporting Birds Directive corrected files Ile de France
2015-12-11 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Alsace
2015-12-11 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Aquitaine
2015-12-11 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Auvergne
2015-12-11 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Bretagne
2015-12-11 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Centre Val de Loire
2015-12-11 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Champagne Ardennes
2015-12-11 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Franche Comté
2015-12-11 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Haute Normandie
2015-12-11 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Languedoc Roussillon
2015-12-11 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Lorraine
2015-12-11 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Limousin
2015-12-11 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Midi Pyrénées
2015-12-11 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Nord Pas de Calais
2015-12-11 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files PACA
2015-12-11 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Pays de Loire
2015-12-11 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Picardie
2015-12-11 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Poitou Charentes
2015-12-11 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Ile de France
2015-11-04 France FRANCE Rapport art 16 Directive Habitat 92/43/CEE année 2011 Dérogations région Aquitaine
2015-11-04 France FRANCE Rapport art 16 Directive Habitat 92/43/CEE année 2011 Dérogations région Ile de France
2015-09-18 France FRANCE Rapport art 16 Directive Habitat 92/43/CEE année 2013 DREAL_FC_habides_habitats_2013.xml
2015-09-17 France FRANCE Rapport art 16 Directive Habitat 92/43/CEE année 2012 AQUITAINE-habides_export_habitats.xml
2015-09-17 France FRANCE Rapport art 16 Directive Habitat 92/43/CEE année 2012 CHAMPAGNE-ARDENNES_habides_export_habitats.xml
2015-09-17 France FRANCE Rapport art 16 Directive Habitat 92/43/CEE année 2012 FRANCHE-COMTE_habides_habitat_2012.xml
2015-09-17 France FRANCE Rapport art 16 Directive Habitat 92/43/CEE année 2012 MIDI-PYRENEES_habides_export-dirHab.xml
2014-11-19 Belgium Derogation Belgium HD 2011-2012 Report for Flanders
2014-10-30 Poland National Report on Derogations under the Birds and Habitats Directives Habitats and Birds Derogations Report
2010-12-10 Belgium Derogations Belgium 2007-2008 derogations2007_VL.xml
2010-12-10 Belgium Derogations Belgium 2007-2008 derogations2008_VL.xml

Summary of derogations for species

EU member states are required to report derogations from protection efforts of species.

One item found.1
Region From Until Justification Activity Impact
Lódzkie 2011-10-13 2012-02-29 ptential habitats are located in the lane of highway witch is under construction (S8) damage to potential habitats none
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