Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Insectivora > Family: Talpidae > Genus: Galemys > Species: Galemys pyrenaicus

Pyrenean desman - Galemys pyrenaicus (Geoffroy, 1811)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Near Threatened (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Alpine - Unfavourable-Bad
Atlantic - Unfavourable-Bad
Mediterranean - Unfavourable-Bad
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 300 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • rivers and lakes
  • wetlands
Natura 2000 species code 1301

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
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Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Vulnerable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Endangered
Extinct
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2007-2012 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

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ES0000003 Spain PICOS DE EUROPA Map
ES0000007 Spain CAÑÓN DEL RÍO LOBOS Map
ES0000010 Spain SIERRA DE GUADARRAMA Map
ES0000016 Spain Ordesa y Monte Perdido Map
ES0000018 Spain Prepirineu Central català Map
ES0000022 Spain Aigüestortes Map
ES0000054 Spain Somiedo Map
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ES0000067 Spain Sierras de Demanda, Urbión, Cebollera y Cameros Map
ES0000092 Spain Alto Tajo Map
ES0000116 Spain VALLE DE IRUELAS Map
ES0000122 Spain Aritzakun-Urritzate-Gorramendi Map
ES0000126 Spain Roncesvalles-Selva de Irati Map
ES0000129 Spain Sierra de Artxuga, Zarikieta y Montes de Areta Map
ES0000130 Spain Sierra de Arrigorrieta y Peña Ezkaurre Map
ES0000132 Spain Arabarko Map
ES0000149 Spain Posets - Maladeta Map
ES0000162 Spain Serranía de Cuenca Map
ES0000164 Spain Sierra de Ayllón Map
ES0000166 Spain Barranco del Dulce Map
ES0000184 Spain VALLE DEL TIÉTAR Map
ES0000188 Spain VALLES DEL VOLTOYA Y EL ZORITA Map
ES0000189 Spain CAMPO AZÁLVARO-PINARES DE PEGUERINOS Map
ES0000190 Spain ENCINARES DE LOS RÍOS ADAJA Y VOLTOYA Map
ES0000191 Spain EMBALSE DEL EBRO Map
ES0000192 Spain HUMADA-PEÑA AMAYA Map
ES0000193 Spain SIERRA DE LA TESLA-VALDIVIELSO Map
ES0000198 Spain Liébana Map
ES0000210 Spain ALTO SIL Map
ES0000248 Spain Desfiladero de la Hermida Map
ES0000249 Spain Sierra de Peña Sagra Map
ES0000250 Spain Sierra de Híjar Map
ES0000251 Spain Sierra del Cordel y cabeceras del Nansa y del Saja Map
ES0000253 Spain Hoces del Ebro Map
ES0000278 Spain Viñamala Map
ES0000355 Spain Hurdes Map
ES0000364 Spain OMAÑA Map
ES0000370 Spain Sierra de Gata y Valle de las Pilas Map
ES0000374 Spain Ancares Map
ES0000376 Spain Baixa Limia - Serra do Xurés Map
ES0000427 Spain Río y Pinares del Tietar Map
ES1110002 Spain Costa Ártabra Map
ES1110003 Spain Fragas do Eume Map
ES1110004 Spain Encoro de Abegondo - Cecebre Map
ES1110005 Spain Costa da Morte Map
ES1110007 Spain Betanzos - Mandeo Map
ES1110016 Spain Río Tambre Map
ES1120001 Spain Ancares - Courel Map
ES1120002 Spain Río Eo Map
ES1120003 Spain Parga - Ladra - Támoga Map
ES1120004 Spain A Marronda Map
ES1120006 Spain Carballido Map
ES1120007 Spain Cruzul - Agüeira Map
ES1120009 Spain Monte Maior Map
ES1120010 Spain Negueira Map
ES1120011 Spain Ría de Foz - Masma Map
ES1120012 Spain Río Landro Map
ES1120013 Spain Río Ouro Map
ES1120015 Spain Serra do Xistral Map
ES1120016 Spain Río Cabe Map
ES1130001 Spain Baixa Limia Map
ES1130002 Spain Macizo Central Map
ES1130003 Spain Bidueiral de Montederramo Map
ES1130006 Spain Veiga de Ponteliñares Map
ES1130009 Spain Serra da Enciña da Lastra Map
ES1140001 Spain Sistema fluvial Ulla - Deza Map
ES1140002 Spain Río Lérez Map
ES1140006 Spain Río Tea Map
ES1140007 Spain Baixo Miño Map
ES1140011 Spain Gándaras de Budiño Map
ES1140013 Spain Serra do Candán Map
ES1140014 Spain Serra do Cando Map
ES1140015 Spain Sobreirais do Arnego Map
ES1200001 Spain Picos de Europa (Asturias) Map
ES1200002 Spain Muniellos Map
ES1200008 Spain Redes Map
ES1200010 Spain Montovo-La Mesa Map
ES1200011 Spain Peña Ubiña Map
ES1200012 Spain Caldoveiro Map
ES1200014 Spain Sierra de los Lagos Map
ES1200023 Spain Río Eo (Asturias) Map
ES1200024 Spain Río Porcía Map
ES1200029 Spain Río Nalón Map
ES1200030 Spain Río Narcea Map
ES1200031 Spain Río Pigüeña Map
ES1200032 Spain Río Sella Map
ES1200035 Spain Río Cares-Deva Map
ES1200039 Spain Cuencas Mineras Map
ES1200046 Spain Valgrande Map
ES1200050 Spain Cuenca del Alto Narcea Map
ES1200052 Spain Río Trubia Map
ES1200054 Spain Ríos Negro y Aller Map
ES1300001 Spain Liébana Map
ES1300002 Spain Montaña oriental Map
ES1300008 Spain Rio Deva Map
ES1300009 Spain Río Nansa Map
ES1300010 Spain Río Pas Map
ES1300011 Spain Río Asón Map
ES1300013 Spain Río y Embalse del Ebro Map
ES1300020 Spain Río Saja Map
ES1300021 Spain Valles altos del Nansa y Saja y Alto Campoo Map
ES2110018 Spain Toloño mendilerroa / Sierra Toloño Map
ES2110019 Spain Izki Map
ES2110020 Spain Ega-Berron ibaia / Río Ega-Berron Map
ES2120002 Spain Aizkorri-Aratz Map
ES2120011 Spain Aralar Map
ES2120013 Spain Leitzaran ibaia / Río Leitzaran Map
ES2120015 Spain Urumea ibaia / Río Urumea Map
ES2120016 Spain Aiako harria Map
ES2200009 Spain Larrondo-Lakartxela Map
ES2200010 Spain Artikutza Map
ES2200014 Spain Río Bidasoa Map
ES2200017 Spain Señorío de Bértiz Map
ES2200018 Spain Belate Map
ES2200019 Spain Monte Alduide Map
ES2200023 Spain Río Baztan y Regata Artesiaga Map
ES2200025 Spain Sistema fluvial de los ríos Irati, Urrobi y Erro Map
ES2200027 Spain Ríos Eska y Biniés Map
ES2200043 Spain Robledales de Ultzama y Basaburua Map
ES2410003 Spain Los Valles Map
ES2410005 Spain Guara Norte Map
ES2410006 Spain Bujaruelo - Garganta de Los Navarros Map
ES2410010 Spain Monte Pacino Map
ES2410011 Spain Cabecera del Río Aguas Limpias Map
ES2410021 Spain Curso Alto del Río Aragón Map
ES2410029 Spain Tendeñera Map
ES2410031 Spain Foz Escarrilla - Cucuraza Map
ES2410040 Spain Puertos de Panticosa, Bramatuero y Brazatos Map
ES2410046 Spain Río Ésera Map
ES2410048 Spain Río Ara Map
ES2410049 Spain Río Isábena Map
ES4110002 Spain SIERRA DE GREDOS Map
ES4120012 Spain SIERRA DE LA DEMANDA Map
ES4120025 Spain OJO GUAREÑA Map
ES4120030 Spain MONTES OBARENES Map
ES4120031 Spain SABINARES DEL ARLANZA Map
ES4120036 Spain HOCES DEL ALTO EBRO Y RUDRÓN Map
ES4120049 Spain BOSQUES DEL VALLE DE MENA Map
ES4120052 Spain RIBERAS DEL AYUDA Map
ES4120089 Spain HOCES DEL ALTO EBRO Y RUDRÓN Map
ES4120090 Spain EMBALSE DEL EBRO-MONTE HIJEDO Map
ES4130003 Spain PICOS DE EUROPA EN CASTILLA Y LEÓN Map
ES4130010 Spain SIERRA DE LOS ANCARES Map
ES4130024 Spain SIERRA DE LA CABRERA Map
ES4130035 Spain VALLE DE SAN EMILIANO Map
ES4130037 Spain HOCES DE VEGACERVERA Map
ES4130050 Spain MONTAÑA CENTRAL DE LEÓN Map
ES4130149 Spain OMAÑA Map
ES4140011 Spain FUENTES CARRIONAS Y FUENTE COBRE-MONTAÑA PALENTINA Map
ES4150005 Spain LAS BATUECAS-SIERRA DE FRANCIA Map
ES4150006 Spain CANDELARIO Map
ES4150087 Spain RÍO ÁGUEDA Map
ES4160008 Spain HOCES DEL RÍO RIAZA Map
ES4170013 Spain SIERRA DE URBIÓN Map
ES4190009 Spain LAGO DE SANABRIA Y ALREDEDORES Map
ES5120002 Spain Capçaleres del Ter i del Fresser Map
ES5120003 Spain Serra Cavallera Map
ES5130003 Spain Alt Pallars Map
ES5130004 Spain Baish Aran Map
ES5130005 Spain Era Artiga de Lin - Eth Portilhon Map
ES5130007 Spain Riberes de l'Alt Segre Map
ES5130011 Spain Riu de la Llosa Map
FR7200742 France Massif du Moulle de Jaout Map
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FR7200760 France Massif de la Rhune et de Choldocogagna Map
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FR7200789 France La Bidouze (cours d'eau) Map
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FR7200791 France Le Gave d'Oloron (cours d'eau) et marais de Labastide-Villefranche Map
FR7200792 France Le Gave d'Aspe et le Lourdios (cours d'eau) Map
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FR7300821 France Vallée de l'Isard, mail de Bulard, pics de Maubermé, de Serre-Haute et du Crabère Map
FR7300822 France Vallée du Riberot et massif du Mont Valier Map
FR7300825 France Mont Ceint, mont Béas, tourbière de Bernadouze Map
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FR7300921 France Gabizos (et vallée d'Arrens, versant sud-est du Gabizos) Map
FR7300922 France Gaves de Pau et de Cauterets (et gorge de Cauterets) Map
FR7300923 France Moun Né de Cauterets, pic de Cabaliros Map
FR7300924 France Péguère, Barbat, Cambalès Map
FR7300925 France Gaube, Vignemale Map
FR7300926 France Ossoue, Aspé, Cestrède Map
FR7300927 France Estaubé, Gavarnie, Troumouse et Barroude Map
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FR7300929 France Néouvielle Map
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FR9101470 France Haute Vallée de l'Aude et Bassin de l'Aiguette Map
FR9101471 France Capcir, Carlit et Campcardos Map
FR9101472 France Massif du Puigmal Map
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FR9101475 France Massif du Canigou Map
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PTCON0001 Portugal Peneda/Gerês Map
PTCON0002 Portugal Montesinho/Nogueira Map
PTCON0039 Portugal Serra D'Arga Map
PTCON0040 Portugal Côrno do Bico Map
PTZPE0002 Portugal Serra do Gerês Map
PTZPE0037 Portugal Rios Sabor e Maçãs Map
ES4160084 Spain RIBERAS DEL RÍO DURATÓN Map
ES4110078 Spain RIBERAS DEL RÍO ALBERCHE Y AFLUENTES Map
PTCON0043 Portugal Romeu Map
ES4170116 Spain SIERRAS DE URBIÓN Y CEBOLLERA Map
ES4170083 Spain RIBERAS DEL RÍO DUERO Y AFLUENTES Map
ES5120022 Spain Riu Duran Map
ES4320037 Spain Sierra de Gata Map
ES4150032 Spain EL REBOLLAR Map
ES3110005 Spain Cuenca del río Guadarrama Map
ES4120093 Spain HUMADA-PEÑA AMAYA Map
ES4190033 Spain SIERRA DE LA CULEBRA Map
ES4180081 Spain RIBERAS DEL RÍO ADAJA Y AFLUENTES Map
ES4110103 Spain ENCINARES DE LOS RÍOS ADAJA Y VOLTOYA Map
ES4120071 Spain RIBERAS DEL RÍO ARLANZA Y AFLUENTES Map
ES4120068 Spain RIBERAS DEL RÍO RIAZA Map
ES4120094 Spain SIERRA DE LA TESLA-VALDIVIELSO Map
ES4120092 Spain SIERRA DE LA DEMANDA Map
ES5120026 Spain Tossa Plana de Lles-Puigpedrós Map
ES4120066 Spain RIBERAS DEL RÍO NELA Y AFLUENTES Map
ES3110004 Spain Cuenca del río Manzanares Map
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ES4130065 Spain RIBERAS DEL RÍO ÓRBIGO Y AFLUENTES Map
ES4160109 Spain SIERRA DE GUADARRAMA Map
PTCON0021 Portugal Rios Sabor e Maçãs Map
ES4320031 Spain Río Tietar Map
ES4320011 Spain Las Hurdes Map
ES4240016 Spain Alto Tajo Map
ES5120028 Spain Vall del Rigart Map
PTCON0014 Portugal Serra da Estrela Map
FR9101478 France Le Tech Map
ES4190105 Spain LAGO DE SANABRIA Y ALREDEDORES Map
ES1120014 Spain Canón do Sil Map
ES3110002 Spain Cuenca del río Lozoya y Sierra Norte Map
PTCON0025 Portugal Montemuro Map
ES4140077 Spain RIBERAS DEL RÍO CARRIÓN Y AFLUENTES Map
ES4160111 Spain VALLES DEL VOLTOYA Y EL ZORITA Map
ES4150101 Spain CANDELARIO Map
PTCON0023 Portugal Morais Map
ES5130034 Spain Riu Garona Map
ES4120059 Spain RIBERAS DEL RÍO EBRO Y AFLUENTES Map
ES1130007 Spain Pena Trevinca Map
ES4160104 Spain HOCES DEL RÍO RIAZA Map
ES4150107 Spain LAS BATUECAS-SIERRA DE FRANCIA Map
ES4190110 Spain SIERRA DE LA CABRERA Map
ES4320038 Spain Sierra de Gredos y Valle del Jerte Map
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ES4110034 Spain SIERRA DE LA PARAMERA Y SERROTA Map
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ES4170135 Spain CAÑÓN DE RÍO LOBOS Map
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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Bisamnäbbmus Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Bísamsnjáldra Icelandic Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Bisamspissmus Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Desman Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Desmán Spanish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Desman dei Pirenei Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Desman des Pyrénées French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Desmán ibérico Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Dezman pyrenejský Slovak Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Piisammutik Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pirenejska vodenkrtica Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pirenejski vihulj Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pireneju vihuhols Latvian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pireneusi pézsmacickány Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pyrenäen-Desman German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pyrenäendesman German EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Pyrenean desman English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pyreneese desman Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pyreneisk desman Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pyrenese desman Dutch EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Pyrenæisk desman Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Toupeira-de-água Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Vesimaamyyrä Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Vychuchol pyrenejský Czech Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Mygale pyrenaica Geoffroy, 1811
Myogale pyrenaica Trouessart, 1910
Myogale rufula Graells, 1897
Myogalea rufula Graells, 1897

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