Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Artiodactyla > Family: Cervidae > Genus: Cervus > Species: Cervus nippon > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Cervus nippon mantchuricus (Swinhoe, 1864)

Sika deer - Cervus nippon Temminck, 1838

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement
Most preferred habitats
  • grassland
  • woodland and forest
May also occur in
  • cropland
  • heathland and shrub
Natura 2000 species code 5591


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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.


Least Concern


Not evaluated


Not evaluated

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

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Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Cerf sika French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Cervo sika Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Ciervo Sika Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Japaninpeura Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Sika Czech Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Sika Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Sika Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Sika deer English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Sika jelen Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Sikahert Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Sikahirsch German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Sikahjort Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Sikahjort Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Síkahjörtur Icelandic Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Szika szarvas Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Tähnikhirv Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Veado-sika Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Cervus sika Temminck, 1845
Cervus (Hippelaphus) japonicus Sundevall, 1846
Sika schlegeli Heude, 1888
Sika paschalis Heude, 1888
Cervus sica Lydekker, 1893
Sika sendaiensis Heude, 1897
Sikaillus daimius Heude, 1898

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
NOBANIS: Cervus nippon European Network on Invasive Alien Species
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
European Environment Agency (EEA)
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