Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Insectivora > Family: Soricidae > Genus: Crocidura > Species: Crocidura canariensis

Canary shrew - Crocidura canariensis Hutterer, López-Jurado & Vogel, 1987

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Endangered (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Macaronesian - Bad
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 2 other international agreements
Most preferred habitats
  • sparsely vegetated land
Natura 2000 species code 1300


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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

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 2013-2018 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Canarische spitsmuis Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Canary shrew English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Crocidura delle Canarie Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Crocidure des Canaries French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kanarenspitzmaus German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kanári-cickány Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kanarianpäästäinen Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kanarska belozoba rovka Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kanarska rovka Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Musaraña canaria Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Musaranho-de-dentes-brancos das Canárias Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
No synonyms available.

Other resources

EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
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External data

Reportnet deliveries

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Released Coverage Envelope File
2013-09-11 Spain Habitats Directive: Report Art.17 2007-2012 ES_species_reports
2008-07-07 Spain Spain's delivery of 3 July Crocidura canariensis
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