ELEGANT WATER SHREW/Behaviour, Distribution, Habitat, Size, Weight, IUCN stetus


DESCRIPTION: The Elegant Water Shrew is a large shrew with a long snout, webbed feet and a unique tail that is fringed by long, white guard hair. It has a slaty grey dorsal pelage and a greyish white venter that is sharply distinct.Flattened head and long, elongated incisors are further indicative.

BEHAVIOUR: They swim upstream foraging for fish and small invertebrates and then float downstream in open water.

DISTRIBUTION: Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh.

HABITAT: Mountain streams.

Size: 9–12.5 cm,

IUCN Status: Least Concern


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