Atelerix albiventris (Wagner, 1841)

Four-toed hedgehog, African pygmy hedgehog
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Description 1

Small hedgehog between 15-25 cm long and weighs between 350-700 grams (normally around 350). Pointed snout, big ears and small, black eyes. Short, hairy legs. Variable colourings, the most common is brown or grey with white or cream spikes, with the face being darker (grey or black) and the chest white.

Biology 1

A terrestrial species. It is omnivorous although it prefers insects. It is a nocturnal, solitary animal that can cover great distances in a single day. It generally reproduces 1 or 2 times a year.

Habitat 1

They inhabit the same areas as native hedgehogs, in forest areas where they have been able to be abandoned.

Sources 1

Spanish Catalogue of Exotic Invasive Species and Document sheets of the Exotic Invasive Species Act 630/2013 (GEIB)

Spanish Catalogue of Exotic Invasive Species - Mammals 1

http://www.mapama.gob.es/es/biodiversidad/temas/conservacion-de-especies/especies-exoticas-invasoras/ce_eei_mamiferos.aspx

Fuentes y Créditos

  1. Adaptado por INVASORES - administrador de un trabajo de (c) cartotragsatec, algunos derechos reservados (CC BY-SA), http://natusfera.gbif.es/guide_taxa/2007

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