Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Artiodactyla > Family: Cervidae > Genus: Hydropotes > Species: Hydropotes inermis

Chinese water deer - Hydropotes inermis Swinhoe, 1870

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement
Most preferred habitats
  • grassland
  • heathland and shrub
May also occur in
  • wetlands
  • woodland and forest


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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.




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

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Chinees waterhert Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Chinese water deer English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Chinesisches Wasserreh German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Ciervo acuático Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Hydropote chinois French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Idropote inerme Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kinesisk vandrådyr Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kineska vodensrna Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Vannrådyr Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Vatnahjörtur Icelandic Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Vattenrådjur Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Veado-aquático-chinês Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Vesihirv Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Vesikauris Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Hydropotes affinis Brooke, 1872
Hydropotes argyropus Heude, 1884
Hydropotes kreyenvergi Hilzheimer, 1905

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: Hydropotes inermis 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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