Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Rodentia > Family: Muridae > Genus: Mus > Species: Mus musculus

Eastern house mouse - Mus musculus Linnaeus, 1758

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Reported as invasive by NOBANIS
Most preferred habitats
  • cropland
  • urban
May also occur in
  • agricultural mosaics
  • grassland
  • heathland and shrub
  • sparsely vegetated land
Natura 2000 species code 5738

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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
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
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

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Belosiva hišna miš Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Eastern house mouse English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Gurdien ta' l-Imramma Maltese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Hausmaus Luxemburgish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Házi egér Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Husmus Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Husmus Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Koduhiir Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kotihiiri Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Lys husmus Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Miu i arave Albanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Myš domácí Czech Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Myš domová Slovak Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Mysz domowa wschodnia Polish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Noordelijke huismuis Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Norræna húsamús Icelandic Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Östliche Hausmaus German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Ratinho-caseiro Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Ratón casero oriental Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Souris grise French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Topolino delle case Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Mus hortulanus Nordmann, 1840
Mus poschivianus Fatio, 1869
Mus muralis Barret-Hamilton, 1899
Mus praetextus Brants, 1827
Mus gentilis Brants, 1827
Mus reboudia Loche, 1867
Mus brevirostris Waterhouse, 1837
Mus abboti Waterhouse, 1837
Mus azoricus Schinz, 1845
Mus mollisimus Dehne, 1855
Mus wagneri Eversmann, 1848
Mus major Severtzov, 1837
Mus pachycerus Blanford, 1875

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

No external data sets available for this species
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