Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is found in Ethiopia, southern Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia. It occurs below 1,000 m asl, but mostly below 100 m and even below sea level in the Danakil Depression (= Afar Depression).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in very barren or sparsely vegetated habitat (shrubs and grasses) on rocky plains and salt flats. This is an insectivorous species. It is not known if the species can persist in disturbed or modified habitats.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Dieterlen, F. & Schlitter, D.

Reviewer/s
Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Least Concern because, although there is no population information and very few collections, the extent of occurrence is fairly wide, and there are no obvious threats to infer continuing decline or fragmentation of habitat.

History
  • 2004
    Least Concern
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Population

Population
There are very few specimens reported in the literature, and not many in museums as few people have worked in this area due to security reasons. There is no information on population size.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no major threats to the habitat of this species. Only stochastic impacts such as extended drought periods might affect the species.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no major protected areas in this region.
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Wikipedia

Mullah spiny mouse

The Mullah Spiny Mouse (Acomys mullah) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.[2] It is found in Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and rocky areas.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dieterlen, F. & Schlitter, D. (2008). Acomys mullah. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 4 February 2009.
  2. ^ Musser, G. G.; Carleton, M. D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 894–1531. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
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