IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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Range Description

Two subspecies of Japanese Marten have been described: M. m. melampus of Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu and adjacent islands, and M. m. tsuensis of the Tsushima islands, which lie between Kyushu and the Korean Peninsula (Masuda 2009). It has been introduced on Sado Island and Hokkaido (Masuda2009). It has been recorded in the southern Korean Peninsula but there are no locality details to prove a wild origin and no native population has been confirmed (Won andSmith 1999, Abe 2005). It has been found from sea level to 2,000 m asl.


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