Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Rodentia > Family: Muridae > Genus: Microtus > Species: Microtus oeconomus arenicola

Microtus oeconomus arenicola (de Sélys-Longchamps, 1839)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Atlantic - Bad
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 1 other international agreement
Natura 2000 sites 22 are designated for this species
Valid parent species Microtus oeconomus
Most preferred habitats
  • grassland
  • wetlands
May also occur in
  • heathland and shrub
Natura 2000 species code 1340


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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


Least Concern


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

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

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
NL1000001 Netherlands Waddenzee Map
NL1000002 Netherlands IJsselmeer Map
NL1000015 Netherlands Haringvliet Map
NL1000017 Netherlands Kop van Schouwen Map
NL1000021 Netherlands Krammer-Volkerak Map
NL2003020 Netherlands Groote Wielen Map
NL2003021 Netherlands Hollands Diep Map
NL2003023 Netherlands Ilperveld, Varkensland, Oostzanerveld & Twiske Map
NL2003036 Netherlands Oostelijke Vechtplassen Map
NL2003037 Netherlands Oude Maas Map
NL2003038 Netherlands Oudegaasterbrekken, Fluessen en omgeving Map
NL2003040 Netherlands Polder Westzaan Map
NL2003054 Netherlands Wormer- en Jisperveld & Kalverpolder Map
NL2003060 Netherlands Duinen en Lage Land Texel Map
NL3000036 Netherlands Nieuwkoopse Plassen & de Haeck Map
NL3000040 Netherlands Biesbosch Map
NL3004002 Netherlands Eilandspolder Map
NL3009001 Netherlands Alde Feanen Map
NL3009016 Netherlands Oosterschelde Map
NL4000021 Netherlands Grevelingen Map
NL9801079 Netherlands Duinen Goeree & Kwade Hoek Map
NL9803077 Netherlands Voornes Duin Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Noordse woelmius (subsp.) Dutch EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Nordische Wühlmaus (Unterart) German EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Synonym Author
Arvicola arenicola de Sélys-Longchamps, 1839

Other resources

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

External data

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

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Released Coverage Envelope File
2013-12-18 Netherlands NL 2013 report art. 17 NL_species_reports_2013-12-09compleet2.xml
2008-03-17 Netherlands NL Report HR 2007 Microtus oeconomus arenicola
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