Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Insectivora > Family: Soricidae > Genus: Crocidura > Species: Crocidura suaveolens > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Crocidura suaveolens ariadne Pieper, 1979 Huterrer R. (1981)
Crocidura suaveolens cypria Bate, 1904 Niethammer J., & Krapp F. (1990)

Lesser white-toothed shrew - Crocidura suaveolens (Pallas, 1811)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement
Most preferred habitats
  • agricultural mosaics
  • cropland
  • grassland
  • heathland and shrub
  • sparsely vegetated land
  • urban
  • woodland and forest
May also occur in
  • wetlands
Natura 2000 species code 2593


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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

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) (All species of Soricidae (Crocidura suaveolens ariadne; Crocidura ariadne))

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Bahçe sivriburunu Turkish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Bielozúbka krpatá Slovak Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Crocidura minore Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Crocidure des jardins French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Gaardespëtzmaus Luxemburgish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Gartenspitzmaus German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Hagespissmus Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Havespidsmus Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Hundegjati i vogel Albanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Keleti cickány Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kodumutt Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kotipäästäinen Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Lesser white-toothed shrew English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Mazais baltzobcirslis Latvian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Musaraña de campo Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Musaranho-pequeno-de-dentes-brancos Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Poljska rovka Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Trädgårdsnäbbmus Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Tuinspitsmuis Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Väikekarilik Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Vrtna rovka Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Sorex suaveolens Pallas, 1811
Crocidura lar Allen, 1928
Crocidura suaveolens mordeni Goodwin, 1934
Crocidura lignicolor Miller, 1900
Crocidura mimula Miller, 1901
Crocidura antipae Matschie, 1901
Crocidura minuta Lydekker, 1902
Crocidura dinnicki Ognev, 1921
Crocidura ilensis Miller, 1901
Crocidura coreae Thomas, 1907
Crocidura longicauda Mori, 1927
Crocidura iculisma Mottaz, 1908
Crocidura cantabra Cabrera, 1908
Crocidura mimula italica Cavazza, 1912
Crocidura portali Thomas, 1920
Crocidura balearica Miller, 1907
Crocidura gueldenstaedtii (Pallas, 1811)

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External data

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