Mediterranean water shrew

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Mediterranean water shrew
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Soricomorpha
Family: Soricidae
Genus: Neomys
Species: N. anomalus
Binomial name
Neomys anomalus
Cabrera, 1907
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Mediterranean water shrew range

The Mediterranean or Miller's water shrew (Neomys anomalus) is a species of mammal in the Soricidae family.

Distribution[edit]

This shrew is found in Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, and Ukraine.

Feeding Habits[edit]

It feeds mainly on amphibians and small fish, but also take insects and worms. Because of its small size and thus higher surface area to volume ratio, it loses body heat more quickly and must eat two or three times its body mass each day.

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