water shrew


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water shrew

n
(Animals) either of two small amphibious shrews, Neomys fodiens (European water shrew) or N. anomalus (Mediterranean water shrew), having a dark pelage with paler underparts
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Noun1.water shrew - any of several small semiaquatic shrews usually living near swift-flowing streamswater shrew - any of several small semiaquatic shrews usually living near swift-flowing streams
shrewmouse, shrew - small mouselike mammal with a long snout; related to moles
American water shrew, Sorex palustris - water shrew of North America
European water shrew, Neomys fodiens - widely distributed Old World water shrew
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Doxey Marshes is also home to regionally significant populations of otter, Harvest Mouse, Water Shrew, a vast array of wetland plants, including the biggest area of Reed-sweet Grass in the Midlands.
2016: Chromosomal relationships between two species of water shrew, Chimarrogale platycephalus and Neomys fodiens.
In work being prepared for publication, Rychlik has found seasonal differences in skull size and body mass in two other members of the red-toothed shrew subfamily: the pygmy shrew (Sorex minutus) and the Eurasian water shrew (Neomys fodiens).
A CURRY house is suing customers whose Facebook claim they found a water shrew in their food was dismissed by inspectors.
The most specialised is the water shrew, which is larger than our other two shrews.
Even the water shrew that hyperactively scampered across the surface was feeding on the prolific hatch.
minutus) 12 0 0 Water shrew (Neomys fodiens) 3 0 0 Total 829 68 294
Sorex palustris (American water shrew)--Average weight of 47 specimens collected in 2006-2008 was 11.4 g.
These include waders such as lapwing, snipe, redshank and curlew, wildfowl such as pink foot and greylag geese, widgeon and teal, and mammals such as otter, water vole and water shrew.
These include waders such as lapwing, snipe, redshank and curlew, wildfowl such as pink foot and greylag geese, widgeon and teal, and mammals such as otter, water vole and water shrew. As the habitats mature and diversify, a wide range of plants, amphibians and insects will also benefit.