Web-footed tenrec

Web-footed tenrec

Kingdom
Phylum
Subphylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Microgale mergulus
WEIGHT
60-107 g
LENGTH
250-325 mm

The web-footed tenrec, malagasy otter shrew, or aquatic tenrec is the only known semiaquatic tenrec, and is found in eastern Madagascar, especially in and around Ranomafana National Park. It grows to between 25 and 39 cm, and was once thought to be extinct. It feeds on crabs, water insects, and crayfish. The population is considered vulnerable. It was formerly placed in the monotypic genus Limnogale, but has been moved to Microgale based on molecular data showing it to be deeply nested within the latter.

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No

Nocturnal

Ca

Carnivore

In

Insectivores

Is

Island endemic

Na

Natatorial

Te

Terrestrial

Vi

Viviparous

Bu

Burrowing

Se

Semiaquatic

So

Solitary

No

Not a migrant

W

starts with

Distribution

Geography

Continents
Countries
Biogeographical realms

Web-footed tenrec habitat map

Climate zones

Mating Habits

BABY CARRYING
3

References

1. Web-footed tenrec Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web-footed_tenrec
2. Web-footed tenrec on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/11979/97189690

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