Ricefield Mouse, Ryukyu Mouse

Ricefield Mouse, Ryukyu Mouse
English Common Name
Ricefield Mouse, Ryukyu Mouse
Scientific name
Mus caroli
Order: Rodentia , Family: Muridae
6 cm - 8 cm
Species Distribution
In Japan, Okinawa Island is the only place where the species inhabits. In overseas, Java, Sumatra, Thai, and Malay Peninsula are places where Ryukyu Mouse is found.
Okinawan Common Name
Okinawa Red List of Threatened Species:Data Deficient
Okinawa Island is the only place where this species is found in Japan. It rarely goes around houses, but inhabits fields such as sugarcane fields and cultivated areas.

Updated January 2018

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