Neomys anomalus (*)
Neomys anomalus (Cabrera, 1907)
Type Locality: San Martin de la Vega, Spain
Type Specimen: MNCN (Madrid) No. 1140
* amphibius, Brehm, 1826
* Neomys anomalus on Mammal Species of the World.
The Mediterranean or Miller's Water Shrew (Neomys anomalus) is a species of mammal in the Soricidae family.
It is found in Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, FYROM, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, and Ukraine.
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 2-3 times its body mass each day!
* Insectivore Specialist Group 1996. Neomys anomalus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 30 July 2007.
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