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Mus musculus

Basic information
Scientific name Mus musculus

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Major synonym Mus musculus castaneus, Mus musculus domesticus
Common names house mouse
Higher taxon Muridae, Rodentia, Mammalia
Natural range Asia, Europe, Africa, Oceania, North Pacific island/ocean. Native locality is unknown. Almost region in Japan.
Habitat Crop field, some kind of farm area, grassland, rice field, sandy place, stream, urban area, vacancy, waterfront.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Almost region. Range in Japan
Origin Unknown.
Route Accidental: Hitchhiking many kinds of transport.
Impact Predation against native species. harmful to agriculture .
Native organism(s) affected: Crops.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries Worldwide.
Reference Notes
  • Abe et al. (1994) A Pictorial Guide to the Mammals of Japan. Tokai University Press, Tokyo. (in Jpn)
  • Kawamichi (ed) (1996) Encyclopedia of Animals in Japan 1, Mammals 1. Heibonsha. (in Jpn)
  • Kaneko (2006) The Taxonomy of Japanese Muridae (Mammalia, Rodentia): From the View Point of Biogeography. University of Tokyo Press, Tokyo. (in Jpn)
  • Wilson & Reeder (eds.) (2005) Mammal Species of the World. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed), Johns Hopkins University Press, 2,142 pp. (