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

Algerian mouse - Mus spretus Lataste, 1883

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Most preferred habitats
  • cropland
  • grassland
  • heathland and shrub
May also occur in
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code 5740

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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
Algerian mouse English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Algeriankotihiiri Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Algerihusmus Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Algerijnse muis Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Heckenhausmaus German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Mysz algierska Polish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pirenejska hišna miš Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Ratinho-ruivo Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Rato-das-hortas Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Ratón moruno Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Souris d'Afrique du Nord French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Topolino algerino Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Mus musculus spretus Lataste, 1883
Mus spicilegus hispanicus Miller, 1909
Mus spicilegus lusitanicus Miller, 1909
Mus spicilegus lynesi Cabrera, 1923
Mus spicilegus mogrebinus Cabrara, 1911
Mus spicilegus rifensis Cabrera, 1923

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
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ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
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PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
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External data

No external data sets available for this species
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