It is of small size, its head and body length of 63.5 millimetres (2.5 in), tail 43 mm (1.7 in), of which the proximal 22 mm (0.87 in) are sparsely covered by longer bristles, hindfoot 12.4 mm (0.49 in) with claw and 11.5 mm (0.45 in) without claw. Its head is short and pointed, with sparse vibrissae up to 14 mm (0.55 in) in length. Its dorsal and ventral pelage is dark brown. Its hairs are 4.8 mm (0.19 in) on dorsum and 4.3 mm (0.17 in) on mid-venter in length. Its body hairs are uniformly coloured from base to tip.
- Rainer Hutterer (2007). "Records of shrews from Panay and Palawan, Philippines, with the description of two new species of Crocidura (Mammalia: Soricidae)". Lynx (Praha). n.s. 38: 5–20. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2012-10-25.
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